suffer

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suffer

1. To experience pain or distress.
2. To be subjected to injury, loss, or damages.
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He was very good company but he didn't suffer fools gladly and spoke his mind.
Ron was excellent in that he certainly didn't suffer fools gladly and was very forthright in putting forward his own opinions, while Phil was very knowledgeable about the technological sector.
He didn't suffer fools gladly and famously declared that he was in favour of ``a stronger death penalty''.
Some of the sages may occasionally make us mere mortals feel rather inferior and dim-witted, but Bull didn't suffer fools gladly and perhaps they are merely keeping his flame alive.
Like her screen idol Bette Davis, she didn't suffer fools gladly, nor did she bow to male authority.
A hard-edged Scot, he was a demanding taskmasker, some may say gruff and prickly, and didn't suffer fools gladly, either on the pitch or in the boardroom.
He didn't suffer fools gladly and came across as a little gruff and dour, but the players knew he was a hard man who demanded total respect and dedication which he gave back to them in abundance.
He was a great guy, full of love for humanity but he didn't suffer fools gladly.

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