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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUFFERS

As compared with the statesman, he suffers the disadvantage of being alive.

But to be good and brutally frank about it, what she suffers just now doesn't count with me.

And it is the race that suffers and rots; the sins of the mother must be visited on the child.

"Of the pains of love one suffers but does not die," she whispered.

How she works, how she studies, how she suffers, are vividly portrayed.

This outfit knows what I suffers with that Laredo wife of mine.

Dic is a true, pure man, who has been enticed into error and suffers for it.

It is your genial fellow, with mobile features, that suffers so terribly from age.

No doubt it would, and so it suffers from every commercial change.

It is not what one suffers that kills one, but what one knows that other people see that one suffers.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "to be made to undergo, endure" (pain, death, punishment, judgment, grief), from Anglo-French suffrir, Old French sufrir, from Vulgar Latin *sufferire, variant of Latin sufferre "to bear, undergo, endure, carry or put under," from sub "up, under" (see sub-) + ferre "to carry" (see infer).

Replaced Old English þolian, þrowian. Meaning "to meekly submit to hardship" is from late 13c. That of "to undergo" (distress, suffering, etc.) is mid-14c. Meaning "to tolerate, allow" something to occur or continue is recorded from mid-13c. Related: Suffered; suffering.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.