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Definition of "suffering" []

  • The condition of one who suffers; the bearing of pain or distress. (noun)
  • An instance of pain or distress. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "suffering" in a sentence
  • "He takes the case: '_A negro is a fellow-creature_: therefore, _A negro in suffering is a fellow-creature in suffering_.'"
  • "But when we speak of suffering, we do not speak of a _dull neglected suffering_, but of _a wise and industrious suffering_, which draweth and contriveth _use and advantage out of that which seemeth adverse and contrary_, which is that properly which we call _accommodating_ or _applying_."
  • "Are we yet again suffering from the vagaries of WordPress and its crappy handling of the comments?"