verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of suffer
Examples from the Web for sufferer
Depression is often a laborious uphill struggle for the sufferer and their loved ones.The Burden Robin Williams Carried: Diagnosed With Parkinson’s and Depression|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sufferer determines that death is the only way to cease the pain.The Professor and the Doomsday Clock: ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ & Signs of John Kennedy Toole’s Suicide|Cory MacLauchlin|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But many migraines come on completely mysteriously, no matter how careful a sufferer has been to avoid triggers.
The day dragged slowly to its close, and no rest came to the sufferer, nor sign of improvement to relieve our anxiety.A Crystal Age|W. H. Hudson
The sufferer did not appear to be at any great distance from my tent—perhaps a hundred paces, or two hundred at most.The Guerilla Chief|Mayne Reid
Three hundred and seventeen stripes were inflicted; but the sufferer never winced.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Enfeebled by sickness, he exposed himself; touched by compassion, he relieved the sufferer.The Story of My Life|Egerton Ryerson
There are some who remember—some who feel with the sufferer, however lowly in his suffering—some who can not forget.Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia|William Gilmore Simms
British Dictionary definitions for sufferer
- to be ill with, esp recurrently
- to be given tohe suffers from a tendency to exaggerate
Word Origin for suffer
Word Origin and History for sufferer
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.
Idioms and Phrases with sufferer
see not suffer fools gladly.