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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LONGSUFFERING

Surely it is not too much for us to be longsuffering toward all.

And your patience and longsuffering, Paul says, must be exercised "with joy."

“Jupiter is longsuffering to the benighted,” returned the catechist.

Meekness and longsuffering must stand on a basis of humility.

Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience and longsuffering?

And here, again, we sometimes have a thankless task, and need to be longsuffering.

Henceforth let us be reverent; let us fear the longsuffering of God, lest it turn into a judgment against us.

These contrasted displays must have been particularly exasperating to his longsuffering family.

To withstand his continued assaults we must be longsuffering and patiently wait for the devil to get tired of his game.

Accept whatsoever is brought upon thee, and be longsuffering when thou passest into humiliation.

WORD ORIGIN

also longsuffering, 1520s (n.), 1530s (adj.), from long (adj.) + suffering (see suffer). Old English had langmodig in this sense.