continue to exist
"These stories die hard"
"The legend of Elvis endures"
- die hard
persist for a specified period of time
"The bad weather lasted for three days"
last and be usable
"This dress wore well for almost ten years"
- hold out
undergo or be subjected to
"He suffered the penalty"
"Many saints suffered martyrdom"
continue to live through hardship or adversity
"We went without water and food for 3 days"
"These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"
"The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"
"how long can a person last without food and water?"
- live on - hold up - hold out
face and withstand with courage
"She braved the elements"
- brave out
put up with something or somebody unpleasant
"I cannot bear his constant criticism"
"The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"
"he learned to tolerate the heat"
"She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
- stick out - put up