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long-sufferance

[lawng-suhf-er-uh ns, -suhf-ruh ns, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈsʌf ər əns, -ˈsʌf rəns, ˈlɒŋ-/
noun, Archaic.
Origin of long-sufferance
1520-1530
1520-30
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  • The result of her labors and long-sufferance had hitherto been but misfortune and failure.

    Mary Wollstonecraft Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • The Great God, in His long-sufferance, told him to ponder further upon the parable of the giant tree.

  • 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

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