long-suffering long-suffering


  1. (n) patient endurance of pain or unhappiness
  2. (adj) patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble



  1. In that play, the long-suffering title character winds up shooting himself in the head.
  2. In Philadelphia the long-suffering DiBenedetto received a fax from the Justice Department.
  3. Fenced In: Unable to flee from their long-suffering nation, most Burmese must learn to endure a never-ending burden of repression and poverty.


  1. Gap, Up 32% YTD, Still Cheap vs. Competition

    The financial charts on Gap (GPS) show a company executing one of the more beautiful turnarounds in fashion retailing; one that despite odds brought back customers and rebuilt profit margins. Gap?s long-suffering shareholders are now up some 58% in the past year alone, as seen in a stock chart, and the share price hovers in 13-year high territory. Long-term investors might want to take a look at ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. New-Issue Leveraged Loan Yields Rise Amid High Yield Tremors

    The leveraged loan market's recent cooling has given some relief to long-suffering institutional investors, who have seen yields on new-issue loans slide noticeably over the past year.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Ahead of Major International Gathering of Iranians in Paris on June 22, 'Onward to Freedom', British Lawmakers Back ...

    LONDON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Majority members of both Houses of the British Parliament have given their support to the Iranian Resistance and the long-suffering residents of Camps Liberty and ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I wish the best to the Cardinals. They have been long-suffering. It's a great Cinderella story," Obama said. "But other than the Bears, the Steelers are probably the team that's closest to my heart."
    on Jan 29, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. "Unless a political settlement is reached through negotiations, Somalia :will face a period of deepening conflict and heightened instability, which would be disastrous for the long-suffering people of Somalia, and could also have serious...
    on Dec 26, 2006 By: François Lonseny Fall Source: UN News Centre

  3. Nettles said: "I wanted to die in noble fashion in the service of my country and then be buried with full military honours in Westminster Abbey. In the event, Tom and his long-suffering wife Joyce will simply retire. It's always better to leave when...
    on Feb 9, 2010 By: John Nettles Source: The Guardian

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