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It is a story about who gets to go where, who gets to exist safely in public, and who is only there on sufferance.
It was after Amadeo had thrown down his crown, exclaiming, "A son of Savoy does not wear a crown on sufferance!"
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
Thus he sat, dejection and despair stamped on his homely face; haughty, yet a suppliant; a king, yet only by sufferance.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
It was hard to realize that he could see Blent now only by another's will or sufferance.
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
He glanced with sufferance at the window, which offered a close-range view of a whitewashed wall.
THE REGENTE. ARNOLD BENNETT
All these cottages and allotments have only been held on sufferance, on good behaviour, and hence they have failed.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
But he,—he told himself daily that he was only there by sufferance, because at the moment no one else could be found to take it.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
And then, not only was it a mere matter of sufferance,—it was a sufferance granted "because of the hardness of your hearts."
I have been proud of you all your life—too proud, perhaps—it would be a bitter blow to me to see you married on sufferance.
FLAMING JUNEMRS. GEORGE DE HORNE VAIZEY
The monks and seminarists and priests and prelates are still there, but only by sufferance, like ourselves.

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