Definitions

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  • v. to tolerate, suffer through, or allow, especially something annoying

Etymologies

From put up + with. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And there was Norton's Pink Paradise if, for the sake of getting by in peace, you could pander to Septimus Norton's rajah-complex and put up with his delusions of grandeur.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • My grandmother, Mabel Marvin Pierce, was a country girl and both she and my Aunt Charlotte put up with no nonsense.

    Barbara Bush

  • And finally, the biggest thank-you goes to Rachel Bien, for everything you have put up with and everything you have pushed me to do.

    Miss Misery

  • So the women and girls who worked Sin City moved back into town, where they didn't have to put up with the doctors 'probings.

    1968

  • From the way Mrs Mason reacted the other night it's obvious that she can't put up with too much stress.

    No Laughing Matter

  • When he had rated him thoroughly, I said to him, "Sir, you ought to put up with a good deal from Poynce, for he served your father and your grandfather before you."

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • And finally, my family, who have put up with night owl, grumbleguts Daddy and his bloody keyboard for longer than they care to remember.

    Walls of Silence

  • Pirithoos had found himself just the right girl: some great lord's daughter, and a Lapith of the Lapiths, one who like her mother before her would put up with a roving man.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • "If he can put up with a fumble-fingered old harper."

    Dragon Drums

  • And Squire Bentley said, ` If English gentlemen would marry American women, they must put up with American women's ways, 'and so on.

    The Man Between: An International Romance

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