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suffer

1. To experience pain or distress.
2. To be subjected to injury, loss, or damages.
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But Nicola Weeks, as a backpacking American teenager, is seriously irritating and the play is at its least sufferable when it tries to get serious and preachy about her fledgling relationship with Joe.
On the other hand Nicola Weeks, as a backpacking American teenager, is seriously irritating and the play is at its least sufferable when it tries to get serious and preachy about her fledgling relationship with Joe.
Furthering this preemption through an appeal to historical experience, the Declaration continues: "and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
And, when running into more sufferable latitudes, the ship, with mild stun'sails spread, floated across the tranquil tropics, and, to all appearances, the old man's delirium seemed left behind him with the Cape Horn swells, and he came forth from his dark den into the blessed light and air; even then, when he bore that firm, collected front, however pale, and issued his calm orders once again; and his mates thanked God the direful madness was now gone; even then, Ahab, in his hidden self, raved on.
Between her spasms of complaint about her arthritis and bad gums, her erratic driving and her fear of "the ethnics," she has these moments, usually in the mornings, after her third cup of syrupy coffee, when she is sufferable, when she will make a wisecrack or offer up some personal history, the only type available to us from a reliable narrator--that is, not Mother.
Fournier shows us Mauss the sociologist/solider suffering through WWI, but finds in his postings as an interpreter on the Western Front with the Fifth Australian Division a sufferable irony: "The specialist on 'primitive' Australian societies now found himself beside those who proudly called themselves 'the Diggers.
It's the small, personal touches, such as pictures of your kids or dogs, that make working life sufferable, isn't it?
But we've inherited a low-speed analog to that dumping that goes back more than a generation and, as the Declaration of Independence notes, `all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Ernst van Alphen, in his provocative catalogue essay, "Playing the Holocaust," suggests that play, like art, is "a mode of transforming an insufferable reality into something normal--something sufferable.
That he counseled submission to the legitimately constituted authority in the empire, even though it had violated the constitution, was nothing more than an expression of the belief that Parliament's evils were sufferable.
Instead, he makes a judgment, not thoroughly explained, that abstractness is sufferable when First Amendment rights are involved because those are the most important.
At the outset of both Othello and A Farewell to Arms, alienation is modest and sufferable, and only gradually escalates to intolerable proportions.