On sufferance


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • On sufferance by mere toleration; as, to remain in a house on sufferance .
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  • St. Augustine
    “God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.”
  • Nadine Gordimer
    “Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.”
  • Simone Weil
    “I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her.”
  • Aesop
    “The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales.”
  • George Orwell
    “Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.”


In literature:

Come on, ye fiends; come on, ye heathens, and see how a Christian can suffer.
"The Privateersman" by Frederick Marryat
The people on the raft suffered more from heat than from any other cause.
"Paul Gerrard" by W.H.G. Kingston
The less badly hurt sat or lay, dully suffering, on caissons.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
I have never wept, I have never suffered, on account of any of you.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
The capacity of Persians is enormous, and on trying to emulate it we all suffered considerably.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The British, he said, were usurpers and only there on sufferance.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
It is better that I alone should die, than for you all to suffer on my account.
"The Indian Fairy Book" by Cornelius Mathews
During the last illness of Sir Walter Scott, Lockhart was eminently dutiful in his attendance on the illustrious sufferer.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
And he relates further that one man on the field suffered the amputation of his leg that day with a pocket knife.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Throgmorton, silent to the last, was sentenced on the 21st of April, and suffered on the 28th.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude

In poetry:

Pale on his couch the sufferer lies,
The weary battle-ground of pain
Love tends his pillow; Science tries
Her every art, alas! in vain.
"On The Death Of President Garfield" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Whose mighty hand hath been our stay
Through scenes of trouble, doubt and fear.
And suffered us, poor worms of clay,
To enter on another year.
"New Year's Hymn" by James Monroe Whitfield
I saw the tempting food, and seized -
My infant-sufferer found relief;
And in the pilfer'd treasure pleased,
Smiled on my guilt, and hush'd my grief.
"The Hall Of Justice" by George Crabbe
That suffering is not His revenge
Upon His creatures weak and frail,
Sent on a pathway new and strange
With feet that wander and with eyes that fail;
"The Shadow And The Light" by John Greenleaf Whittier
It hath gazed on full many a nation,
When scatter'd in sorrow and woe ;—
It hath look'd o'er the gloom of creation,
And smiled on our sufferings below.
"The last time I stood" by Mary Anne Browne
I hear her say, "Ah, had I known!--
I suffer too for what has been--
For what must be."--A wild ache shone
In her sad eyes that seemed to lean
On something far, unseen.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part III" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

A Bucklin man, 36-year old Michael Simpson, suffered injuries described as minor by the Highway Patrol, after being involved in a two-vehicle accident in rural Linn County, ten miles north of Marceline on Route U.
On the eve of football's biggest night, the network exec reveals what it's like to shell out billions for rights, how Wimbledon will suffer on ESPN and why he brought back Dick Ebersol to help with the 2012 London games.
Stanislaus County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan for dealing with skyrocketing costs of hospitalization of people suffering from mental health crises.
Jon Niese said he was still suffering residual effects from the flu when he limited Philadelphia to three runs in six innings in what became a 3-2 loss to the Phillies on Thursday afternoon.
The author took this 2006 bittersweet bull on the evening his mother suffered a fatal stroke.
Don Tucker, founder of the popular Huck Finn Jubliee, is resting at a Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Riverside after suffering a massive stroke on Saturday.
Most European countries have experienced enough suffering that they are very slow to go to war, as evidenced by their lack of support for our attack on Iraq several years ago.
Actors suffer as networks increasingly refuse to pull the plug on low-rated series.
If you're old enough, you might remember those Geritol ads on television, proclaiming that everyone could be suffering from "iron-poor blood".
Two people were still on the jetty and one was suffering a leg injury.
Joliet Catholic senior running back and USC recruit Ty Isaac suffered a shoulder injury in his season-opening game Friday and will have a MRI taken next week, his father said on Saturday.
A woman crashed her car on the Hay Street railroad tracks Tuesday morning after suffering an apparent seizure, authorities said.
"Timmy" McLaughlin was set to step down on June 30 as president of the national American Subcontractors Association Inc, but his term ended unexpectedly on June 9 when he suffered a fatal heart attack in Charleston, S.C.
James Lynch, an Alzheimer's sufferer who had ridden more than four miles on the parkway, was rescued by cops without injury.
Nickelsville just off West Marginal Way SW is suffering from the heavy rains we experienced on Monday.

In science:

Other topological cuts like a cut on HT sometimes replace the ET\ requirement particularly for the eµ channel since it suffers from the Drell-Yan process only through double leptonic τ decays of Z/γ → τ + τ − .
Top Quark Physics at the Tevatron
So far, three candidates with J PC = 1−+ were reported but some of them suffer from controversial experimental information. A partial wave analysis of 2004 COMPASS data from the diffractive dissociation of 190 GeV p− on a lead target into the p−p−p+ final state was performed.
Review on low and high mass spectroscopy
On the one hand, this is very disturbing — a theory that seeks to eliminate the need for cosmic dark matter itself suffers a missing mass problem.
A Novel Test of the Modified Newtonian Dynamics with Gas Rich Galaxies
Systematic samples, however, suffer from positive correlations which mean that estimates on some subsets have high variance (and Chernoff tail bounds do not apply).
Structure-Aware Sampling: Flexible and Accurate Summarization
Semi-inclusive methods based on summing a large number of exclusive modes are able to more strongly suppress these backgrounds but suffer from large uncertainties related to the normalization of the individual modes and to the modes which are not reconstructed.
Summary of the CKM 2010 Working Group on Rare Decays