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 didn't suffer fools gladly, he was always honest - some might say he was blunt - but he wanted the best for our area - that's undoubted.
He didn't suffer fools gladly. And, invariably, he acted on his convictions.
He was a very intellectual, uptight and cerebral person, who wasn't a warm character and he didn't suffer fools gladly.
Her formidable reputation had made her out to be a martinet who didn't suffer fools gladly. But, as I got to know her, I realised that the exterior was but a shell and underneath lay the most endearing qualities of kindness and humility.
He didn't suffer fools gladly, hence his nickname 'Nasty.'.
You know Roger didn't suffer fools gladly and could never understand all the fuss about Trigger, wanting equal recognition for all the other more serious roles he had played over the years.
Moreover, Charlie didn't suffer fools gladly. Or, more accurately, he didn't suffer fools at all.
"He was a hard manager who didn't suffer fools gladly.
"He used to call once, often twice, a day - he was lovely and kind although he also didn't suffer fools gladly..
She didn't suffer fools gladly, but she never saw bad in people, or her horses.
His eccentricity was that he didn't suffer fools gladly." Asked how he felt about his nuclear bomb design being resurrected for the 21st.

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