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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUFFERANCE

All others, so far as she was concerned, existed only on the sufferance of remoteness.

If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be, by Christian example?

Would the society in which I move be reminded that they accept me on sufferance?

We are outlaws in the dear land that is ours; we dwell on sufferance where our fathers ruled!

"You forget that I saw all these things, as it were, on sufferance," replied she.

It wasn't Abbot who endorsed him at all, except by silence and sufferance, you may say.

The British, he said, were usurpers and only there on sufferance.

Even this ground you hold only on the sufferance of the Earthmen.

It was hard to realize that he could see Blent now only by another's will or sufferance.

It was hard not to feel like guests on sufferance, and next morning, a Sunday, was wet.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "enduring of hardship, affliction, etc.," also "allowance of wrongdoing," from Old French suffrance, from Late Latin sufferentia, from sufferre (see suffer).

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