In line 15, "enduring" most nearly means
- (A) lasting CORRECT ANSWER
- (B) patient
- (C) suffering
- (D) famous
- (E) recurrent
Lines 11-15 argue that it is through Hemingway's art that the war, revolution, and injustice that he experienced "achieved their most enduring meaning." The word "enduring" is here used in its sense of "lasting," which best complements the discussion of experience transformed through art into something universal and compelling. Choice (A), then, is the best answer.
(from the October 16, 1999 test)