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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Although I don't suffer fools gladly, I show concern for the feelings of others and find it easy to get along with most people.
Entrepreneurs don't suffer fools gladly and he won't hang around if his advice is falling on deaf ears.
Having met many Australians, usually in the bar at cricket grounds, I regard them as the kind of people who call a boomerang a boomerang and don't suffer fools gladly.
Tom said: "The Irish don't suffer fools gladly and it is a bit of a spiritual home for songwriters.
People here don't suffer fools gladly and that is good as we have learnt from them and been able to grow slowly,'' explained Jules.
Within the industry, they are respected and feared - the latter because they don't suffer fools gladly and have little time for the ego massaging that tends to accompany the cinema business.
Paul and Anne Ehrlich, Stanford University professors and population control advocates, don't suffer fools gladly, as this frank discussion with them makes clear.
I don't suffer fools gladly and I'm a big character, which some chairmen don't like.

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