Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of suffer.

Etymologies

suffer + -eth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This is contrary to the witness of Scripture, yet the Book of Mormon (above) teaches that the Father "suffereth".

    Canterbury Tales by Taylor Marshall

  • … [C] harity that suffereth long and is kind ... not only believeth and hopeth, but beareth and endureth all things.

    'Trivial Complaints:' The Role of Privacy in Domestic Violence Law and Activism in the U.S.

  • I want this linen pinafore in the worst way, but my bank account suffereth.

    I Found A Frenzy Of Tunics

  • Nay, it was remarked by close observers that, if he had not towards them the charity of Scripture, which suffereth long, and judges kindly, he was by no means deficient in the subordinate and limited virtue, which alleviates and relieves the wants of others.

    The Talisman

  • Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.

    What Would Emma Do?

  • And all the townsfolk forbade him from this, but he regarded them not at all, saying in his mind, “None knoweth desire save whoso suffereth it.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Answered he, “O handmaid of good, ask me not of his case nor what he suffereth for excess of love-longing; he sleepeth not by night neither resteth he by day; wakefulness wasteth him and care hath conquered him and his condition is a consternation to his friend.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • For from the severance of friends he loveth so fain he suffereth love pangs and pining pain.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Love,” we are told, “suffereth long and is kind ... beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things” — that sweet, generous, all-forgiving tenderness of love was not in the pagan, Oscar Wilde, and therefore even his deepest passion never won to complete reconciliation and ultimate redemption.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • Atra; either our mistress or someone else who is of marvellous might, hath so ordained, that here everything waxeth of itself without tillage, or sowing or reaping, or any kind of tending; and whatso we need of other matters the mistress taketh it for us from out of her Wonder-coffer, or suffereth us to take it for ourselves.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

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