RS: I have a character in this most recent book say that people want their suffering to mean something.
Which may help explain why PBS appears to be suffering from acute corporate indigestion over the work.
GM still owes a lot of money to taxpayers, and its stock has been suffering.
Joe Camel, meet the uncool—death, disfigurement, suffering, and loss.
Columnist Charles Krauthammer said Clinton was suffering from “acute Benghazi allergy.”
One day of this happiness was worth more than years of suffering.
Sara was suffering so frightfully after his trip that he took his morphine.
They are suffering from a mental disease of discouragement and loss of hope.
There is something sickly about our state while we do so, and we deserve to be suffering as we are.
She grew thin and seemed to be suffering from a chronic cough.
"patient enduring of hardship," mid-14c.; "undergoing of punishment, affliction, etc.," late 14c., verbal noun from suffer (v.).
early 13c., "to be made to undergo, endure" (pain, death, punishment, judgment, grief), from Anglo-French suffrir, Old French sufrir, from Vulgar Latin *sufferire, variant of Latin sufferre "to bear, undergo, endure, carry or put under," from sub "up, under" (see sub-) + ferre "to carry" (see infer).
Replaced Old English þolian, þrowian. Meaning "to meekly submit to hardship" is from late 13c. That of "to undergo" (distress, suffering, etc.) is mid-14c. Meaning "to tolerate, allow" something to occur or continue is recorded from mid-13c. Related: Suffered; suffering.