long-suffering :

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  • n  patient endurance of pain or unhappiness
  • s  patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble
    a long-suffering and uncomplaining wife

  • In that play, the long-suffering title character winds up shooting himself in the head.
  • JP and his long-suffering wife watch from the jungle as a small boat approaches shore bearing a long-bearded, shiny-helmeted explorer and a kneeling priest holding high a .
  • In Philadelphia the long-suffering DiBenedetto received a fax from the Justice Department.
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  • Barack Obama in Earthtimes (press release)
    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."
  • John Nettles in The Guardian
    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... François Lonseny Fall http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Lonseny_Fall&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEgdgS8Qy9VV2g_T-bfdOAnIbjH7A UN News Centre http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp%3FNewsID%3D21112%26Cr%3Dsomalia%26Cr1%3D&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNG3ExqbOf3AwvcsrrLFVcTGUBgT4A Dec 26, 2006 59209 78965 long-suffering 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...

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