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Origin of long-sufferance
Words nearby long-sufferance
What does long-sufferance mean?
Long-sufferance is an outdated term for long–suffering—the patient endurance of negative situations without complaint. It can refer to a quality, an ability, or an instance of such endurance.
The term is considered an archaic version of long-suffering, meaning it was commonly used in an earlier time but is rare in current usage.
Long-suffering is often used in situations in which someone has endured pain, injury, illness, hardship, tragedy, or difficulty in accomplishing something. In religious contexts, it’s discussed as a virtue, especially one involving being patient and slow to get angry. A close synonym is forbearance.
The term long-suffering is also commonly used as an adjective to describe someone who patiently endures negative situations for long periods of time without complaining.
Example: The text describes several virtues that are considered the most important, including steadfastness and long-sufferance.
Where does long-sufferance come from?
The first records of the term long-sufferance come from around 1400. It uses the word sufferance in the way that we now use suffering (but sufferance is no longer used this way). In long-sufferance, it isn’t necessarily used in the sense of experiencing agonizing physical or emotional pain. It can refer to this, but the suffering experienced isn’t necessarily this intense.
Long-suffering can be used in a range of situations, ranging from patiently tolerating annoyances to enduring long periods of serious illness. However, long-sufferance has traditionally been used in more serious situations, or in religious discussion of virtues.
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How is long-sufferance used in real life?
Long-sufferance is rarely used today, but it’s modern synonym long-suffering is common.
Let’s just say that as a parent, I have a new appreciation for her long-sufferance
— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) May 11, 2019
When that Oneness is broken; only by long-sufferance shall you bring back harmony.
— Sojourner (@IkechukwuRomeo) July 19, 2020
The idea that the pope (alone) had to apologize for that incident is absurd but long-sufferance is a Christian virtue. https://t.co/nP04gib8qU
— Obukwel (@Obukwel) January 2, 2020
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Example sentences from the Web for long-sufferance
In other words, fluoride is a broad-spectrum, bipartisan, long-lasting magnet for dissent.
And they might not have to wait that long to show their political heft.
The plan is to stretch it out as long as possible, then probably forget about it, and then suddenly remember it.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Great American leaders have long contributed profound thoughts of tremendous consequence to the public discourse.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Lockheed Martin has a long history of misrepresenting facts,” Wheeler added.
It was a decayed house of superb proportions, but of a fashion long passed away.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
As long as may be necessary, Sam,” replied Mr. Pickwick, “you have my full permission to remain.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.
I hate to be long at my toilette at any time; but to delay much in such a matter while travelling is folly.
She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux