Perhaps, but it is hard not to be reminded of the politique du pire in other societies that underwent prolonged upheaval.
Months later, he underwent surgery for colon cancer and a subsequent infection.
Greene accepted a plea bargain that allowed for his record to be expunged provided he underwent counseling.
Justice Ginsburg underwent this procedure successfully and is progressing with her recovery.
Even though he underwent an aortic valve replacement in 2008, he insists he has no intention of retiring anytime soon.
I fell leaning upon a large stone luckily at hand, and then underwent something very like death.
We know, now what you underwent when you suspected my descent, and when you knew it.
Jasper stood and listened with her arms akimbo; her face more than once underwent a curious expression.
The graciousness of her manner, however, underwent no abatement.
The arrangement was complicated enough, for they underwent no less than four sales: 1st.
Old English undergan "undermine," from under + gan (see go). Cf. Middle Dutch ondergaen, Old High German untarkun, German untergehen, Danish undergaa. Sense of "submit to, endure" is attested from c.1300. Meaning "to pass through" (an alteration, etc.) is attested from 1630s. Related: Undergone; underwent.