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Definition of Suffer

  • To feel, or endure, with pain, annoyance, etc.; to submit to with distress or grief; to undergo; as, to suffer pain of body, or grief of mind.
  • To endure or undergo without sinking; to support; to sustain; to bear up under.
  • To undergo; to be affected by; to sustain; to experience; as, most substances suffer a change when long exposed to air and moisture; to suffer loss or damage.
  • To allow; to permit; not to forbid or hinder; to tolerate.
  • To feel or undergo pain of body or mind; to bear what is inconvenient; as, we suffer from pain, sickness, or sorrow; we suffer with anxiety.
  • To undergo punishment; specifically, to undergo the penalty of death.
  • To be injured; to sustain loss or damage.
  • feel pain or be in pain
  • undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
  • feel unwell or uncomfortable
  • get worse
  • be set at a disadvantage
  • put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  • experience (emotional) pain
  • undergo or be subjected to
  • undergo or suffer
  • feel physical pain
  • be given to

How to use suffer in a sentence. Suffer pronunciation.

David knew that he ran risks, that his confidence invited the occasional madness of a fanatical mind, which makes murder of the infidel a passport to heaven; but as a man he took his chances, and as a Christian he believed he would suffer no mortal hurt till his appointed time.
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As David looked at them in their single blue calico coverings, in which they had lived and slept-shivering in the cold night air upon the bare ground-these thoughts came to him; and he had a sudden longing to follow them and put the chains upon his own arms and legs, and go forth and suffer with them, and fight and die?
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In those brief moments she must have suffered more than most men suffer in a long life.
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O let me beg of you, that you wou'd hearken to my sorrowful Complaint, pity my Tears, and suffer not your Family to perish, but bear a Fathers Heart towards these, that are the Children of your Body.
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I never was ambitious of the Honnour of being an Informer, yet the Sense I have of the Wrongs you suffer from a Wife that abuses your good Nature, and under a Pretence of Devotion prostitutes her Chastity, to every libidinous Stallion, thereby breaking her Marriage Vow, and Dishonouring the Marriage-Bed; has prevail'd with me to let you know so much.
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There, where angels soar, man will need no wretched ram's fell, and this time certainly selfishness has been far from me, for I really and truly suffer for another-I am freezing for Hermas, and to spare the old man pain.
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His heart was breaking with anguish and grief, but when at last he returned to the consciousness of his sufferings physical and mental, he began to recover his courage, and even smiled as he murmured to himself: "It is well, it is well-the more I suffer the more surely shall I find grace.
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I experienced the same relief as does a nervous patient when the physician tells him that his symptoms are common enough, and that many others suffer from the same disease. . . .
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Stung by the outrageous attacks of the Radicals, and suffering as only a great artist can suffer under what he regards as a complete misrepresentation of his purpose, Turgenev wrote letters of explanation, confession, irony, letters that gained him no affection, that only increased the perplexity of the public, and which are much harder to understand than the work itself.
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But that is the penalty that a wise man suffers at a time of strife; for if every one saw the truth clearly, we should never fight each other at all. Turgenev's subsequent statement, that so far from Bazarov being a burlesque, he was his "favourite child," is hard to understand even to-day.
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Both the uncle and the nephew, who narrate the tale, are true Russian characters: they suffer long, and are kind; they hope all things, and believe all things.
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They suffer from internal injuries, caused by a diseased will.
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Soldiers suffer in the flesh, but infinitely more in the mind.
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They feel deeply because they think deeply; they suffer endlessly because they are endlessly deliberate; they dare to will because they have dared to think.
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Again I took the case to the Lord, and asked Him to help me pay it, so that my word need not fail, or _his cause suffer reproach.
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He was in doubt whether to give her the dollar and suffer his sick wife to go without something palatable, but in a moment, "Blessed is he that considereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble," presented itself to his mind, and-the dollar dried the widow's tears.
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I had long since ceased to use remedies for the restoration of my health, and had not even thought of praying in regard to it, for I regarded it as the will of God that I should suffer in silent submission.
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His_, to save him from reproach, and not let his trust in the Lord suffer dishonor before others.
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With no dependence for their daily bread but the benefactions of one and another person, sometimes entire strangers, they never knew what it was to suffer actual want, nor did Frances ever believe that her friend would forget her.
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A portion of this time I felt as though in a furnace of fire; but amid the flames I realized the presence of the Son of God, who said, '_have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction_.' This for a time seemed an answer to my petition, and so thought it my life-work to suffer; for a while my faith became inactive, and I almost ceased praying for my health.
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Examples of Suffer

Example #1
He was more Oriental, more fatalist, than he knew.
Example #2
A foreigner of this character they had never before seen, with coat buttoned up like an Egyptian official in the presence of his superior, and this wide, droll hat on his head.
Example #3
And having given all save their lives, these lives they must now give under the whip and the chain and the sword.
Example #4
Their lands, houses, and palm- trees would be taxed still, when they would reap no more.
Example #5
Not her hand, however, but his, had committed the deed.
Example #6
He had given his word to the woman, and he would keep it.