long-sufferance

[ lawng-suhf-er-uh ns, -suhf-ruh ns, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˈsʌf ər əns, -ˈsʌf rəns, ˈlɒŋ- /

noun Archaic.

Origin of long-sufferance

First recorded in 1520–30
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Examples from the Web for long-sufferance

  • The Great God, in His long-sufferance, told him to ponder further upon the parable of the giant tree.

  • Still he could not prevail upon himself to accept her generosity, though conscious he was undeserving of her long-sufferance.

    Cleo The Magnificent|Louis Zangwill
  • The result of her labors and long-sufferance had hitherto been but misfortune and failure.

    Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell