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  • Well, although Jim was mortally hurt an 'sufferin' -- as the tracks showed afterwards -- he tried to drag himself to the bushes in order to help the woman who had shot him an 'who he had shot unknowin'; but he was too badly hurt, an 'he died twenty yards from the place whar he fell. "

    The Boy With the U.S. Census

  • For Christ's sake, I'm fuckin 'sufferin' in here. '

    Boiling a Frog

  • Poor girl, it's little she knew from that day on but grief an 'trouble an' sufferin '.

    The Alchemist's Secret

  • It's mostly the young as bears his particular kind of sufferin ', but it's on his face in as plain readin' as the family Bible.

    Aunt Rachel

  • I suppose probably Maxine Elliott is better-looking than what you are, maybe, but I always was crazy over your kind of girl -- blond hair and nice, clear eyes and just shoulder-high -- kind of a girl that could snuggle down beside a fireplace and look like she grew there -- not one of these domineerin 'sufferin' cats females.

    The Job An American Novel

  • I've heard of guys that had killed a man feelin 'squeamish over it -- with ghosts visitin' them at night; an 'sufferin' a lot of mental torture.

    'Drag' Harlan

  • You understand the weavin 'trade, and you've a heart to feel for the poor weavers' sufferin's.

    The Dramatic Works of Gerhart Hauptmann Volume I

  • -- I'm not sorry for what's happened, though I've had my share o 'sufferin' in quiet.

    The Dramatic Works of Gerhart Hauptmann Volume II

  • "Beats all what an amount o 'sufferin' it takes to start a new nation,"

    In the Days of Poor Richard

  • If Bryan had been elected, H.manity would have had a front seat an 'a tab. Th' sufferin's iv all th 'wurruld would have ended; an' Jawn H. H.manity would be in th 'White H.use, throwin' his feet over th 'furniture an' receivin 'th' attintions iv diplomats an 'pleeniapotentiaries.

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen

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