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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  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.  --Milton. 
  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.  --Shak. 
  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. 
  I  suffer  them  to  enter  and  possess.  --Milton. 
  Syn:  To  permit;  bear;  endure;  support;  sustain;  allow  admit 
  tolerate.  See  {Permit}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Suffering  \Suf"fer*ing\,  n. 
  The  bearing  of  pain,  inconvenience,  or  loss  pain  endured; 
  distress,  loss  or  injury  incurred;  as  sufferings  by  pain  or 
  sorrow;  sufferings  by  want  or  by  wrongs.  ``Souls  in 
  sufferings  tried.''  --Keble. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Suffering  \Suf"fer*ing\,  a. 
  Being  in  pain  or  grief;  having  loss  injury,  distress,  etc 
  --  {Suf"fer*ing*ly},  adv 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  troubled  by  pain  or  loss  "suffering  refugees" 
  2:  very  unhappy;  full  of  misery;  "he  felt  depressed  and 
  miserable";  "a  message  of  hope  for  suffering  humanity"; 
  "wretched  prisoners  huddled  in  stinking  cages"  [syn:  {miserable}, 
  n  1:  a  state  of  acute  pain  [syn:  {agony}] 
  2:  misery  resulting  from  affliction  [syn:  {woe}] 
  3:  psychological  suffering;  "the  death  of  his  wife  caused  him 
  great  distress"  [syn:  {distress},  {hurt}] 
  4:  feelings  of  mental  or  physical  pain  [syn:  {hurt}] 

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