[lawng-suhf-er-ing, -suhf-ring, long-]
- enduring injury, trouble, or provocation long and patiently.
- long and patient endurance of injury, trouble, or provocation: years of long-suffering and illness.
Origin of long-suffering
First recorded in 1520–30
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Examples from the Web for longsuffering
Surely it is not too much for us to be longsuffering toward all.
And your patience and longsuffering, Paul says, must be exercised "with joy."Epistle Sermons, Vol. III
“Jupiter is longsuffering to the benighted,” returned the catechist.Fables
Robert Louis Stevenson
Meekness and longsuffering must stand on a basis of humility.The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience and longsuffering?
- enduring pain, unhappiness, etc, without complaint
- long and patient endurance
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Word Origin and History for longsuffering
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