[ UK /sˈʌfəɹəns/ ]
  1. a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
    all people should practice toleration and live together in peace
  2. patient endurance especially of pain or distress
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How To Use sufferance In A Sentence

  • The magic of this last sentence is that the very notion of immigrant, a distinction between those who belong and those who are allowed in on sufferance, makes no sense either in the abstract or in space and time.
  • He gave me a bed for a couple of nights but I felt I was there on sufferance.
  • If that is too abstract an observation then there is the simpler truth of politics: Britain is a middle class country and all parties now hold office on the sufferance of the bourgeoisie.
  • What deafness, what stone-blind custom, what overgrown error you behold, is there only by sufferance, — by your sufferance. The American Scholar
  • Confederacy, and he would have been supported by earnest and enduring enthusiasm, instead of by that churlish sufferance which is the result of Coningsby
  • 'sufferance' is used in its ordinary modern sense. --/the time's abuse:/the miserable condition of things in the present. The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Cæsar
  • For all its vaunted power, judicial supremacy exists at the sufferance of the people.
  • In fact, Donna was an exemplified copy of that distinctive personality with which we unconsciously invest any young woman upon whose capable shoulders must fall such multifarious duties as those already described; particularly when, as in Donna's case, they are accepted and disposed of with the gentle, kindly, interested yet impersonal manner of one who loves her little world enough to be a very distinct part of it; yet, seeing it in its true light, manages to hold herself aloof from it; unconsciously conveying to one meeting her for the first time the impression that she was in San Pasqual on her own sufferance -- a sort of strayling from another world who had picked upon the lonely little desert town as the scene of her sphere of action for something of the same reason that prompts other people to collect postage stamps or rare butterflies. The Long Chance
  • My appreciation of lone living is borne of great sufferance.
  • Sunday's term was tenancy at sufferance, which is defined as: Legal Definitions
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