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alleviate the problem/situation/suffering etc
▪ a new medicine to alleviate the symptoms of flu
be suffering from a coldformal (= have one)
▪ He was suffering from a cold and not his usual energetic self.
experience/suffer hardship (also endure hardshipformal)
▪ Many pensioners experienced hardship paying the tax.
experience/suffer symptoms
▪ I had suffered mild symptoms of asthma as a child.
face/suffer the consequences (=accept the bad results of something you have done)
▪ He broke the law, and he will have to face the consequences.
feel/suffer from anxiety
▪ The child may feel anxiety about being away from home.
get headaches/suffer from headaches (=regularly have a headache)
▪ He often gets headaches at school.
have/suffer a heart attack
have/suffer a reaction
▪ People who eat these products could have an allergic reaction.
have/suffer a stroke
▪ My father had a stroke.
incalculable harm/damage/suffering etc
▪ The outbreak of hostilities will cause incalculable misery.
suffer a decline
▪ The firm suffered a sharp decline in its profits.
suffer a defeat (=be defeated)
▪ The party suffered a defeat in the state elections.
suffer a fate
▪ We must prevent other children from suffering the same fate.
suffer a nervous breakdown
▪ At university, Jan suffered a nervous breakdown and was treated for depression.
suffer a setback
▪ The team suffered a serious setback when the goalkeeper went off injured.
suffer an assault
▪ The lawyer claimed she was drunk when she suffered the assault.
suffer an injury
▪ He suffered a serious leg injury in a motorcycle accident.
suffer badly
▪ The town suffered badly during the last war.
suffer from a condition
▪ He has suffered from this condition for many years.
suffer (from) a disadvantageformal
▪ Working-class boys suffer disadvantages in the educational system.
suffer from a disease
▪ About three million people suffer from the disease.
suffer from a disorder
▪ People who are suffering from psychological disorders often fail to get treatment.
suffer (from) a problem
▪ The patient began to suffer breathing problems.
suffer from an illness
▪ She suffers from a rare illness.
suffer from an infection
▪ He was suffering from an infection of the lungs.
suffer from coldsformal (= have colds)
▪ Some people suffer from more colds than others.
suffer (from) erosion
▪ Many areas of farmland have suffered severe erosion.
suffer from nausea
▪ Some patients suffer from nausea and headaches.
suffer from nerves (=often feel worried or nervous)
▪ He suffered from nerves and could no longer perform on stage.
suffer (from) pain
▪ She suffers from chronic pain in her legs.
suffer from stress
▪ If you are suffering from stress, you may be more likely to become ill.
suffer from...phobia
▪ Some children suffer from school phobia.
suffer harm
▪ A child can be taken into care if he is or is likely to suffer significant harm.
suffer misfortune
▪ You are not the only person to have suffered misfortune in your life.
suffered the indignity of
▪ Two of the diplomats suffered the indignity of being arrested.
suffered the slings and arrows
▪ We’ve all suffered the slings and arrows of day-to-day living.
suffered...brain damage
▪ Potts suffered severe brain damage in the crash.
▪ She suffered severe bruising to her arms and legs.
suffered...from stage fright
▪ Den suffered terribly from stage fright.
suffer/experience a recession
▪ The country was suffering a deep recession.
suffering from jet lag
▪ I’m suffering from jet lag but I’ll feel better after a good night’s sleep.
suffer/receive a blow
▪ Our team suffered a blow when Paul was sent off the field.
suffer/receive a wound
▪ The victim had suffered multiple wounds to his back and stomach.
suffer/sustain damageformal
▪ She has suffered damage to her hearing.
the quality suffers (=it is badly affected by something)
▪ The picture quality suffers if the signal isn’t digital.
unnecessary suffering
▪ She admitted causing the dog unnecessary suffering.
▪ If a further infection occurs in some one who has already suffered from scabies, the course of events may be very different.
▪ Either he was insane and already suffering from hallucinations, or something absolutely impossible was happening.
▪ She has already suffered more than most adults suffer during a long lifetime.
▪ Moreover, the judge said, Fleiss had already suffered the unusual duress of undergoing simultaneous state and federal trials.
▪ I am therefore bliss for poor old Gooseneck, who this week has already suffered five losses.
▪ They had a point, I was forced to admit, since I was already suffering from frostbite in the toes.
▪ Graham has already suffered the indignation this week of the bookmakers slashing Arsenal's odds against relegation.
▪ Tug was suffering already from the lack of training and the stupid way he had begun the run.
▪ Finally, information-creators will also suffer from substitution.
▪ Neighboring Nelson and Walsh counties also suffered millions of dollars in crop damage from the storms -- and drought.
▪ His right arm was severely damaged, and his young son also suffered in the attack.
▪ Many victims also suffer the long-term consequences of smoking and alcohol.
▪ The local aerospace company also suffered stinging nationwide publicity.
▪ They have also suffered dismally with injuries.
▪ They say he also suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, a condition that produces intricate delusions that may have clouded his judgment.
▪ Craig's father Robert says his son is still suffering from nightmares, and has to see a psychiatrist weekly for counselling.
▪ Stroyev said afterward that Yeltsin was still suffering the aftereffects of his recent bout with pneumonia.
▪ He was still suffering from jet-lag but opted to plunge in at the deep end against Monaghan.
▪ In most cases organizations that have flattened still suffer blind spots on what else centralization is doing to them.
▪ Despite suggestions that he should bathe every day, he still suffers from smelly feet and bad breath.
▪ Not good news for the Suns, who still suffer from the loss of the outside skills of Majerle and Danny Ainge.
▪ As will become clear tonight, the construction industry still suffers from the irresponsible cuts imposed by the Government.
▪ Until then she must see that her son was securely guarded in his chamber where he was still suffering from his wound.
▪ This of course has been well documented in the tragic cases of children suffering from abuse.
▪ Instead, I suffered the slings and abuses of public health.
▪ Even if they survive those patients undergoing suffocation are suffering unacceptable and repeated abuse.
▪ Many prisoners who actually had been newsmen had suffered serious abuse.
▪ Today the situation isn't much better: it is estimated 250,000 elderly people are suffering serious abuse.
▪ The siblings claim they suffered a lifetime of abuse from their parents.
▪ Educated people had become a despised group, just as during the Cultural Revolution, when they suffered verbal and physical abuse.
▪ Even after all these years I still suffer from the mental abuse.
▪ Traditionally, as a refuge for his invalid son, who had just suffered his first attack of epilepsy.
▪ Now I, suffering attacks of insecurity as they grow away from me, need to clutch them in the night.
▪ Mr Gurney is understood to have suffered a heart attack at his Coventry home.
▪ His right arm was severely damaged, and his young son also suffered in the attack.
▪ The 36-year-old is believed to have suffered a heart attack in her London flat.
▪ Bunn was released from trial during the summer after suffering a heart attack.
▪ He suffered a heart attack early in the game.
▪ They had never suffered a real attack.
▪ Villa had suffered a double injury blow before manager Ron Atkinson had settled in the dugout.
▪ His presidential hopes thus suffered a fatal blow in the snow drifts of New Hampshire.
▪ Pittsburgh suffered a severe blow, however, when quarterback Neil O'Donnell broke his right leg.
▪ The card suffered a big blow when Phoenix junior-flyweight Michael Carbajal withdrew because of pneumonia.
▪ In addition to the papal disregard of Canterbury's primatial claim over York, the monastic community suffered another grievous blow.
▪ Bank Assistants have suffered a severe blow.
▪ Aside from the engine failure Stiletto suffered a tyre blow out.
▪ Maesteg suffered a blow yesterday when they learnt captain and centre Huw Woodland will be sidelined for another month.
▪ She suffered serious brain damage and was retired from her job on medical grounds.
▪ Three weeks ago in L.A., Seal suffered a brain aneurysm.
▪ For Francesca, who's almost 3, suffers from a brain disorder which triggers off convulsive fits.
▪ This is because owners of four-wheel-drive vehicles seem to suffer some sort of brain malfunction whenever roads conditions are bad.
▪ If you lose consciousness, even for a second, then you have suffered brain damage and must withdraw from further competition.
▪ Her daughter suffered a brain lesion at birth.
▪ Health assessments will also be made of Forster and his wife, who has suffered a brain haemorrhage.
▪ Ambassador Pamela Harriman remained in serious condition Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
▪ At sixty-four he had suffered a complete mental breakdown.
▪ This is how it was for Regina who from 1942, when she was eighteen, suffered numerous breakdowns.
▪ At twenty, in Budapest, he suffered a complete nervous breakdown, which he conquered through a gruelling program of callisthenics.
▪ Howard Hughes suffered a total breakdown.
▪ Most of the young people had suffered several foster placement breakdowns, and some had been in trouble with the law.
▪ The report identified how she was forced to quit her secretarial job and how she suffered a breakdown.
▪ Even the previous November there had been isolated rumours that he had suffered a nervous breakdown.
▪ One worker would have suffered fatal burns had he not worn a protective chemical suit which was not routine for repair work.
▪ But both suffered severe burns to their face and body.
▪ The plaintiff suffered a burn on his lip as a result of the defendant's negligence.
▪ Quirot, third at Barcelona, suffered severe burns when her home was set ablaze by a lamp in January 1993.
▪ Workman said the wounded were suffering from burns.
▪ She suffered powder burns to her right hand and a bullet passed through the sleeve of her nightgown.
▪ T.B. Garland crashed and suffered slight burns.
▪ He suffered superficial burns to his hands and face.
▪ The children who had suffered a trauma would survive the experience, scarred by it and a little flawed by it.
▪ Most children suffering major left-brain injury before the age of two seem to develop useful language.
▪ This led detectives to conclude that three of the four dead children had suffered potassium poisoning.
▪ They pass rooms in which there are children suffering from measles, appendicitis, colds.
▪ Other difficulties occur when the woman doesn't have what she feels like eating and the child suffers.
▪ People who as children suffered through their parents' divorce certainly want to spare their children that kind of pain.
▪ Ten percent of Krakow's children suffer from chronic bronchitis.
▪ All children will tend to suffer from separation from their parents, siblings and familiar surroundings.
▪ The elderly or disabled are particularly vulnerable, although some younger people with poor circulation can also suffer from the condition.
▪ He said Erik has suffered from the condition for many years and continues to do so.
▪ Carly Todd, from Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire, is suffering from a condition called adenosine deaminase deficiency which inhibits her immune system.
▪ His family was dynamically dysfunctional in addition to suffering various medical conditions.
▪ Mr C, in his 40s, suffers a severe skin condition which flares up regularly.
▪ She suffers from a glandular condition and is pushing three hundred pounds.
▪ But the opportunists suffer terribly under these conditions.
▪ But the poor man suffered from a heart condition, and 50 stings were enough to seal his fate.
▪ Many victims also suffer the long-term consequences of smoking and alcohol.
▪ Apple, however, kept a tight grip on its technology and suffered the consequences.
▪ The women watch in silence or, as chattels, suffer the consequences.
▪ Nor does the witness alone suffer the consequences.
▪ Children's development opportunities suffer in consequence.
▪ Birds can fly away, but buildings stay to suffer the consequences of environmental neglect.
▪ If this is the way they want to treat Nigel, they can suffer the consequences.
▪ I considered setting him back on the couch and suffering the consequences later.
▪ She suffered serious brain damage and was retired from her job on medical grounds.
▪ He suffered ligament damage in his hand two weeks ago in Palm Springs that required cortisone shots.
▪ Rouen Cathedral suffered serious war-time damage in 1944, but is now largely restored.
▪ The lower tenant also may suffer water damage to personal property.
▪ Either Alice or Bert could bring such a claim if they suffered damage.
▪ Two other fire trucks suffered heat damage, while three other vehicles experienced minor harm.
▪ Furthermore, other ecosystems have suffered greater damage than the Amazon.
▪ In November 1991, Jones suffered ligament and joint damage to his left ring finger in a dirt-bike accident.
▪ The Chieftains rarely enjoy their trips to South London, where they suffered their heaviest defeat of the season 16-3 in December.
▪ Maybe after suffering such a defeat, they would give up.
▪ They suffered three successive defeats and it seemed their little party at the top was over.
▪ The Bears have had two of their scheduled fixtures washed out and suffered a heavy defeat at Edinburgh.
▪ Bears have suffered five successive defeats, including a 47-43 home defeat by Peterborough last week.
▪ The 19-year-old from Inverurie has won seven world ranking titles and suffered only four defeats in the past ten months.
▪ New Zealand have already suffered one World Cup defeat.
▪ In mitigation Ronald Coia said his client was suffering from deep depression because his business had failed.
▪ The economy had suffered severe depression in the eariy 1960s and was having a hard time reviving.
▪ Horses sometimes suffer depression on going to a new home.
▪ Since his resignation, Smith has suffered chronic headaches, depression and insomnia, according to the lawsuit.
▪ He was clearly suffering from reactive depression.
▪ Roosevelt himself suffered depression that he kept hidden even from those closest to him.
▪ One was suffering from deep depression, the other believed he was beginning to lose control of his mind.
▪ Two-thirds of depressed patients have family members who have suffered from depression.
▪ Her husband, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, was detained in hospital and sedated pending geriatric assessment.
▪ The importance of this consideration appears from what I have said on the influence of mental suffering in generating the disease.
▪ The discovery also has implications for around 25 thousand children and young people who suffer from the inherited disease cystic fibrosis.
▪ Older women in the developed countries suffered unnecessarily from diseases that could have been ameliorated, cured, or even prevented.
▪ It was almost as if she was suffering from some dreadful disease that could only be cured by his physical removal.
▪ Carman reportedly is in generally good health and does not suffer from Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
▪ Many who suffer from these diseases experience years of ill-health and subsequent loss of productivity.
▪ I told him that in my opinion he was suffering from valvular disease and that there was probably considerable dilation.
▪ I have never suffered from an eating disorder myself, but I have interviewed many who have.
▪ Defense psychiatric experts claim Erik suffered from the disorder at the time of the killings.
▪ Gore was schizoid, suffering from a psychopathic disorder, requiring treatment for many years to come.
▪ Defense psychiatrist George Woods diagnosed Davis as suffering three specific personality disorders.
▪ Special considerations: there was no indication that the appellant was suffering from psychiatric disorder.
▪ Typical of children who have lost a parent, we suffered eating and sleep disorders.
▪ For Francesca, who's almost 3, suffers from a brain disorder which triggers off convulsive fits.
▪ All maintain they have never recovered from the incident and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
▪ The letter has suffered a similar fate.
▪ Unhappily, the history taught to our children has suffered the same fate as their mathematics or their grammar.
▪ Maastricht could suffer the same fate.
▪ Hume could scarcely suffer the fate of Andrew Lang, and be hailed as a new defender of the faith.
▪ Women too suffered the same fate unless granted the privilege of the sword.
▪ Prometheus' brother Atlas suffered a still worse fate.
▪ The man fired a single bullet, and the decapitation of St Michael prevented him from suffering the same fate.
▪ In fact, blues was only suffering the same fate that, surprisingly, would soon befall soul.
▪ Lady followed her example rather than suffer at the hands of her infuriated master.
▪ Defensive end Roy Barker of the 49ers went out of the game in the second quarter after suffering a fractured left hand.
▪ The cases of people suffering at the hands of mail order companies are the exception, rather than the rule.
▪ She speaks of the persecution suffered at the hands of her father and her yearning for liberty.
▪ After Mortimer's condemnation Edward granted pardon and restitution to the families which had suffered at his hands in 1329 and 1330.
▪ There are many can tell you what I suffer at his hands though I serve him as best I can.
▪ He was in surprisingly good humour, considering how much he's suffered at the hands of the puppet.
▪ They too had suffered at Fedorov's hands.
▪ Most travellers suffered appalling hardship and danger, none more so than the great Victorian explorers.
▪ He was a man who suffered hardship gladly, a hunter and a soldier.
▪ Manypeople have also suffered massive economic hardship in the monetary crisis.
▪ Excessive reliance on corporate entities managing only the costs creates suffering and hardship for patients and their families.
▪ Students suffer considerable hardship as a result.
▪ Students are undoubtedly a section of the population who have suffered substantial hardship as a result of Government-inspired measures.
▪ They accept that, in principle, it is possible for private and public companies to suffer severe financial hardship.
▪ The result of this anomalous position has been that the majority of the disabled have had to suffer great financial hardship.
▪ With it he could taste anything she gave him and suffer no harm.
▪ As adults we are naturally protective of children and do not want them to suffer harm.
▪ A child may suffer serious or permanent harm and even death as a result of neglect.
▪ The coach did not in fact crash and if he had remained on it he would have suffered no harm.
▪ First, the applicant must show that the child is actually suffering or likely to suffer harm which is significant.
▪ He suffered a heart attack early in the game.
▪ After suffering two heart attacks last year, the 65-year-old Yeltsin looked a little pale.
▪ The swop did not come to light until Arlena, who suffered from a congenital heart defect, had to undergo surgery.
▪ He was released from trial during the summer, after suffering a heart attack.
▪ And in Dusseldorf police said a member of the Republican party suffered a heart attack after being beaten up by demonstrators.
▪ Yeltsin, 65, who has suffered two heart attacks since last summer, looked pale and stiff.
▪ Before it could be resolved, Alsop suffered a heart attack.
▪ In the closing years of his life he suffered serious illness.
▪ She has never gone hungry, suffered horrible illness or seen some one she loves die.
▪ He said Spanswick's wife had left him and he was suffering from a depressive illness.
▪ He suffered several illnesses while president, although he continued to function adequately.
▪ Read in studio More than eighty staff at a supermarket have been sent home suffering from a mystery illness.
▪ There is also no dispute that du Pont suffers from mental illness, as even the prosecution has acknowledged.
▪ Many are suffering from severe depressive illnesses, often with persecutory ideas or delusions.
▪ She'd suffered enough traumas and indignities already, she thought grimly.
▪ Also starring are Sarah Knowlton as Hal, a Yale grad suffering the indignities of life as a secretary.
▪ I was glad to be Edward's colleague and friend rather than suffering the indignities he subtly laid on his patron.
▪ After all, I had made him suffer an indignity.
▪ Recently a Nomura executive suffered the indignity of being taken hostage by a client wielding a samurai sword.
▪ The claims are for £ 1.5m for injuries suffered in assaults by pupils.
▪ This is the second major injury Gilpatrick has suffered playing hockey.
▪ Joyner died from injuries he suffered in a car accident last Saturday in Rantoul, Ill.
▪ The principal injury which he had suffered was to his hip.
▪ Such clauses have no effect on the primary liability to the third party for the death or personal injury he has suffered.
▪ The plaintiff must also show that the type of injury that he suffered was the type the legislation sought to prevent.
▪ I suffer quite badly from lack of confidence from time to time, but then everybody does.
▪ The debate about pepper spray has suffered from a lack of rigorous research.
▪ Open back designs, like most combos, sound slightly brighter off axis but suffer from lack of bass.
▪ Tammy actually suffered from a lack of expectations: her world was sadly quiet, unpopulated, and lonely.
▪ Many artistic fields suffer from a lack of confident female practitioners, but in performance poetry, the problem is particularly acute.
▪ Many families suffer from lack of water and other basic needs.
▪ His condition is then described by saying that he is suffering from a lack of values.
▪ The core businesses are still profitable, but are suffering from lack of investment, McErlain said.
▪ There are provisions enabling investors to recover loss they have suffered as a result of entering into the share transactions.
▪ Mr Goldinger has declined to answer questions or reveal the identities and the losses suffered by dozens of investors.
▪ If a claim is lost in court, the pain, loss and damage suffered by the haulier is obviously much greater.
▪ The losses suffered during the start-up phase of a business can be used to reduce the tax liabilities of the owners.
▪ Damages are awarded by way of compensation to the plaintiff for the loss suffered. 2.
▪ Numerically, even greater loss is suffered by the new-born generations.
▪ But the odds are that even those women who appear impermeable to pain are suffering great hurt behind their face-saving pose.
▪ She never admitted that Edwin was an alcoholic, never talked about the pain and suffering his drinking had caused the family.
▪ Madonna believes she understands the turmoil and pain the Princess has suffered in her marriage.
▪ These losses are quite serious for the affected workers, involving permanent handicaps and extended periods of pain and suffering.
▪ John Evans, 47, was told a pain he had been suffering was caused by a dangerous abscess.
▪ Perhaps this was because automobiles can not sue for pain and suffering, no matter how severe their injury.
▪ Bodybuilders can obtain relief from vitamin C for the aches and pains they suffer in the shoulders and elbows.
▪ This time we would not give in, we would take the pain and suffer in silence.
▪ The nurses have to deal with patients who suffer from a range of conditions, including incontinence.
▪ And half the patients who discontinue medication suffer a relapse within six months, he said.
▪ In the early 1960s the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota researched exercise therapy as part of the treatment for patients suffering from angina.
▪ The research team determined that in another 13 cases the patients had suffered injuries related to their treatments.
▪ She vowed if it was humanly possible, no other patient would suffer a similar fate through lack of a suitable donor.
▪ They become less effective and even more difficult when a patient suffers a relapse.
▪ With many patients suffering vague, multiple symptoms, food intolerance must be regarded as one of those possibilities.
▪ In a population of 250 million, many patients obviously suffer in triplicate.
▪ The nun had once asked him please, Mr Mayor, come out there and see how the people are suffering.
▪ In Braintree 234 people suffered from food poisoning last year, with some outbreaks affecting ten or more people.
▪ He has to see the people suffering.
▪ Yet it is often a hidden disability, which isolates both the people who suffer from it and their families.
▪ Worldwide, 1. 15 million people suffer from leprosy.
▪ Many of the suicide incidents have taken place in remote areas where people suffer physical as well as emotional isolation.
▪ But in the meantime, people suffered terribly.
▪ A security guard suffered serious head injuries, while another person suffered deep cuts from flying glass.
▪ If a person does suffer from other health problems, however, then serious obesity may indeed aggravate the situation.
▪ The person who suffered most as the result of the tension was poor Ma.
▪ Towards the end of each I will describe a recent example of a person who lived and suffered in such a way.
▪ Premium 1: £5,300 for each young person suffering from physical or mental handicap. 3.
▪ Treatment is straight forward, but one person in 10 will suffer chronic and persistent infection.
▪ There are many countries and many greedy persons who will suffer themselves to be gulled by my promise of mountains of gold.
▪ As a result it suffers from problems with its eyes, its teeth and its breathing.
▪ Forty percent of Down patients suffer some cardiac problems.
▪ Pregnancy Problems Several members of our branch have recently suffered pregnancy problems.
▪ If a person does suffer from other health problems, however, then serious obesity may indeed aggravate the situation.
▪ This may be because they generally suffer more serious problems, often complicated by personality difficulties and alcohol abuse.
▪ During that time, it has suffered catastrophic labor problems and declining attendance.
▪ They bring together people with a shared experience of suffering the same problems.
▪ Healdsburg General is the county's fifth small hospital to suffer financial problems in recent years.
▪ Would democracy suffer as a result?
▪ I have suffered as a result of this merciless hard line plenty of times myself.
▪ There are provisions enabling investors to recover loss they have suffered as a result of entering into the share transactions.
▪ The people who suffered as a result were, of course, my customers.
▪ It is hardly surprising, then, that AT&T's switch-sales to the Babies have suffered as a result.
▪ Mr Stewart said no other hospital services would suffer as a result of cash spent on the scanner operation.
▪ The person who suffered most as the result of the tension was poor Ma.
▪ The customer, of course, has suffered as a result.
▪ The Millar Memorial, however, suffered a setback recently when a fire badly damaged their band hall.
▪ Most people have suffered a number of setbacks in their lives.
▪ Sadly, Rose suffered a major setback one day, when she had a grand mal epileptic fit.
▪ And the minority contracting program is about to suffer another setback.
▪ As yet the only people to suffer from this setback are the investors.
▪ Mr Mori's two coalition partners also suffered a setback.
▪ But she suffered a setback when a bout of glandular fever looked like bringing her season to an abrupt halt.
▪ It was then that Kylie and Terry Blamey - now experienced legal hands - suffered a rare courtroom setback.
▪ At the font, there is little suffering, except the shock of the water for babies.
▪ She was, however, suffering badly from shock.
▪ At least 49 people were reported to have been hurt or were suffering from shock.
▪ His pillion passenger is in hospital suffering from shock.
▪ She suffered some shock as well as some gastro-enteritis.
▪ The driver was taken to hospital suffering from shock.
▪ Now I think we're mainly suffering from shock.
▪ But an ambulance spokesman said the man was not seriously hurt, although he suffered shock.
▪ The rebel Duke had suffered five strokes of the axe.
▪ King Fahd, 73, suffered a mild stroke in November.
▪ Early in 1934 she suffered a stroke and died 10 January peacefully in her sleep.
▪ Actually, Wilson had suffered a series of strokes, starting at age thirty-nine when he was a history professor at Princeton.
▪ Robert, known as Mr Mack, suffered a stroke and is bedridden.
▪ Although a pet suffering from heat stroke may be successfully revived, the best treatment is prevention.
▪ He's suffered 3 strokes in the last year and chose one of the wettest days of autumn to have a go.
▪ His work had been restricted since he suffered a debilitating stroke in 1989.
▪ Linda Watson examines how design has defined the female figure and shows how women have often suffered in the name of fashion.
▪ Most of the women he knew suffered from fear of forests.
▪ Most of his patients were middle-class women who suffered from hysteria.
▪ The woman suffered from multiple sclerosis, Fieger said.
▪ Doctors now routinely use super-sensitive blood and urine tests to screen women suffering from any lower abdominal pain.
▪ Nelson Mandela agreed that his wife suffered during his 27 years in jail, though he said other women suffered more.
▪ The woman suffered head injuries after she was mowed down by a car which mounted the pavement.
▪ The victim suffered serious head wounds and is stable in hospital.
▪ Many of the survivors of both ships had suffered wounds.
▪ Undead struck and wounded by a Runefang suffer two wounds.
▪ Sandoz said up to 14 million people, most of whom suffer from chronic wounds, could use the product.
▪ He'd suffered wounds to his head and chest.
▪ Ainslie, 56, suffered shrapnel wounds to his legs.
▪ The other victims-five women and two men-suffered shrapnel wounds.
▪ Until then she must see that her son was securely guarded in his chamber where he was still suffering from his wound.
bear/take/suffer etc the brunt of sth
▪ Group comportment had deteriorated by the day, with yours truly bearing the brunt of the collective delinquency.
▪ He thought that the garrison of Richmond ought now to bear the brunt of the fighting.
▪ Her hands, which she threw up to protect her face took the brunt of the injury.
▪ It will bear the brunt of the estimated $ 1 billion cost for the changes on Okinawa.
▪ Retailers are in the immediate line of fire and were first to bear the brunt of cost cutting.
▪ Southern California, where the banks had the most overlap, will bear the brunt of the cuts.
▪ The depot is bearing the brunt of a package of cost cutting measures across three sites.
▪ The front of the car, and those in it, took the brunt of the impact.
not suffer fools gladly
▪ A tall, fast-talking southerner whose accent still lingers despite her years in the north, Porter does not suffer fools gladly.
▪ Mr Fallon has been described as the kind of man who does not suffer fools gladly.
▪ She was a forceful personality who did not suffer fools gladly, but her sternness was accompanied by grace and Victorian courtesy.
▪ All over the world, people are suffering for their political or religious beliefs.
▪ Anne still suffers a lot of pain in her leg.
▪ Children always suffer when their parents get divorced.
▪ Hardesty suffered severe burns to his face and body.
▪ Her husband, a lawyer, suffered professionally for having to leave the office early every night.
▪ His school work suffered because he was continually worried about his mother.
▪ I shouldn't have drunk all that wine - I'll suffer for it tomorrow morning.
▪ I would hate to see the animals suffer.
▪ If you tell lies, it is you who will suffer in the end.
▪ In all wars, it's innocent civilians who suffer most.
▪ My grades suffered as a result of having to work more hours.
▪ Small businesses have suffered financially during the recession.
▪ The ferry line denied that safety would suffer if costs were cut.
▪ Two hundred million people worldwide suffer from parasitic diseases.
▪ When his mother caught him cheating she really made him suffer.
▪ Bad weather took more of a toll in our community and Derek Brown's family suffered a tragedy during one bad winter.
▪ Borders, 47, who was in fair condition, suffered a concussion and swelling to the right arm and left eye.
▪ Capitalists are smart enough not to suffer from money illusion.
▪ February gasoline suffered a sharper decline, down 1. 83 cents at 58. 65 cents a gallon.
▪ I wanted to make you suffer the way I was suffering.
▪ Schizophrenia was not a word I tossed around about Clarisa, though I knew that was what she suffered from.
▪ Special considerations: there was no indication that the appellant was suffering from psychiatric disorder.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Suffer \Suf"fer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suffered; p. pr. & vb. n. Suffering.] [OE. suffren, soffren, OF. sufrir, sofrir, F. souffrir, (assumed) LL. sofferire, for L. sufferre; sub under + ferre to bear, akin to E. bear. See Bear to support.]

  1. To feel, or endure, with pain, annoyance, etc.; to submit to with distress or grief; to undergo; as, to suffer pain of body, or grief of mind.

  2. To endure or undergo without sinking; to support; to sustain; to bear up under.

    Our spirit and strength entire, Strongly to suffer and support our pains.

  3. To undergo; to be affected by; to sustain; to experience; as, most substances suffer a change when long exposed to air and moisture; to suffer loss or damage.

    If your more ponderous and settled project May suffer alteration.

  4. To allow; to permit; not to forbid or hinder; to tolerate.

    Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
    --Lev. xix. 17.

    I suffer them to enter and possess.

    Syn: To permit; bear; endure; support; sustain; allow; admit; tolerate. See Permit.


Suffer \Suf"fer\, v. i.

  1. To feel or undergo pain of body or mind; to bear what is inconvenient; as, we suffer from pain, sickness, or sorrow; we suffer with anxiety.

    O well for him whose will is strong! He suffers, but he will not suffer long.

  2. To undergo punishment; specifically, to undergo the penalty of death.

    The father was first condemned to suffer upon a day appointed, and the son afterwards the day following.

  3. To be injured; to sustain loss or damage.

    Public business suffers by private infirmities.
    --Sir W. Temple.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-13c., "allow to occur or continue, permit, tolerate, fail to prevent or suppress," also "to be made to undergo, endure, be subjected to" (pain, death, punishment, judgment, grief), from Anglo-French suffrir, Old French sofrir "bear, endure, resist; permit, tolerate, allow" (Modern French souffrir), 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).\n

\nReplaced Old English þolian, þrowian. Meaning "submit meekly to" is from early 14c. Meaning "undergo, be subject to, be affected by, experience; be acted on by an agent" is from late 14c. Related: Suffered; sufferer; suffering. Suffering ______! as an exclamation is attested from 1859.


vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To undergo hardship. 2 (context intransitive English) To feel pain. 3 (context intransitive construed with '''from''' English) To have a disease or condition. 4 (context intransitive English) To become worse. 5 (context transitive English) To endure, undergo.

  1. v. undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom" [syn: endure] [ant: enjoy]

  2. undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle" [syn: sustain, have, get]

  3. endure (emotional pain); "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

  4. put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, put up]

  5. get worse; "His grades suffered"

  6. feel pain or be in pain [syn: hurt] [ant: be well]

  7. feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?" [syn: hurt, ache]

  8. undergo or suffer; "meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate" [syn: meet]

  9. feel unwell or uncomfortable; "She is suffering from the hot weather"

  10. be given to; "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"

  11. be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation" [syn: lose]

Suffer (disambiguation)

Suffer may refer to:

  • Suffering
  • Endurance, sufferance
  • Suffer (album), by Bad Religion
  • "Suffer", a song by The Smashing Pumpkins from their album Gish
  • "Suffer", a song by Suicide Silence from their album No Time to Bleed
  • "Suffer", a song by Staind from their album Break The Cycle
  • "Suffer", a song by Stone Sour from Come What(ever) May
Suffer (album)

Suffer is the third album by American punk rock band Bad Religion, released on the Californian independent record label Epitaph Records on September 8, 1988. It was the first album that was both released and distributed by the label. Following the release of the EP Back to the Known (1985), Bad Religion went on a temporary hiatus, then reunited with its original members and went to work on its first full-length studio album in five years.

Although Suffer was not charted in Billboard, it has been cited by some critics as one of the most important punk rock albums of all time. A plethora of third-wave punk bands cite Suffer as a major inspiration, including NOFX's Fat Mike, who called it "the record that changed everything." NOFX later referenced the album with their 2001 EP, Surfer.

The songs, "You Are (The Government)", "1000 More Fools", "How Much Is Enough?", "Land of Competition", "Best For You", "Suffer", What Can You Do?", and "Do What You Want", are all fan favorites, and a few of those are staples of their live show. The only song from Suffer that has never been performed live is "Part IV (The Index Fossil)".

Usage examples of "suffer".

I should hereafter act in contravention of this abjuration, I here and now bind and oblige myself to suffer the due punishments for backsliders, however sever they may be.

Then suppose the parents decide they do not want a child who would suffer from those characteristics and abort on this basis?

Coming abreast of each other, Harry held his fire, prepared to suffer the shots of the four-pounders.

A boy, suffering from abscess under the trochanter, was operated on for its relief.

Like every other young woman who suffered at the hands of Frederick West, Shirley Robinson was to be abused, tortured and mutilated before she died.

Now fourteen, she had been abused by West and his wife for six years, regularly supplying him with sexual favors, and suffering physical abuse from his wife with equal regularity.

Then I suffered a vision of Acer Laidlaw piloting Eightball back to Roderick Station with a hold full of atoms that had once been mine, and gritted my teeth so hard I cracked a filling.

Will you suffer me therefore to beg, unless any consideration restrains you, that you would be pleased to acquaint me what motives have induced you thus to withdraw from the society of mankind, and to betake yourself to a course of life to which it sufficiently appears you were not born?

I came to you in most serious earnest, imagining, as I find true, that your son had never dared to acquaint you with a match so much inferior to him in point of fortune, though the reputation of the lady will suffer it no longer to remain a secret.

The Beast is the current Crompton, Leland, last of his line, a mystery writer who lives as a recluse in New Hampshire and suffers from acromegaly which has disfigured his features.

Most of the crew suffered from some degree of nausea while adapting to microgravity, and those especially affected, such as AH Tillman and Alex Dyachkov, are still prone to attacks if they spin around too quickly, or if they find themselves without an absolute reference point.

While the lack of physical adaptitude may be the occasion of much suffering and unhappiness in such unions, especially on the part of the wife, being even productive of most serious local disease, and sometimes of sterility, it is in childbirth that the greatest risk and suffering is incurred.

I have read that babies whose mothers are addicted to heroin will themselves suffer withdrawal pangs.

Substance addiction suffer from some other recognized form of psychiatric disorder, too.

Faith has suffered through the passing of the Greatest Holy Leaf is too immense to be adequately expressed in words, and we cannot fully realize its significance at the present stage of the evolution of the Cause.