Origin of long-sufferance
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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Long-sufferance is an outdated term for long–suffering—the patient endurance of negative situations without complaint.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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Which of the following terms is a synonym of long-sufferance?
D. all of the above
How to use long-sufferance in a sentence
The Great God, in His long-sufferance, told him to ponder further upon the parable of the giant tree.Folk-Tales of the Khasis|K. U. Rafy
The result of her labors and long-sufferance had hitherto been but misfortune and failure.Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
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