long-suffering


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Synonyms for long-suffering

Synonyms for long-suffering

enduring or capable of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint

the capacity of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint

Synonyms for long-suffering

patient endurance of pain or unhappiness

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patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble

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He wants nothing but to repent, and then he will be so much the better qualified to instruct his wife; he will then be able to tell her that there is not only a God, and that He is the just rewarder of good and evil, but that He is a merciful Being, and with infinite goodness and long-suffering forbears to punish those that offend; waiting to be gracious, and willing not the death of a sinner, but rather that he should return and live; and even reserves damnation to the general day of retribution; that it is a clear evidence of God and of a future state that righteous men receive not their reward, or wicked men their punishment, till they come into another world; and this will lead him to teach his wife the doctrine of the resurrection and of the last judgment.
I believe that I am one of the most long-suffering of mortals; but I'll admit that I was annoyed at the sardonic interruption.
Surely there was something being taught her by this experience of great need; and she must be learning a secret of human tenderness and long-suffering, that the less erring could hardly know?
the 1981 "Dallas" cliffhanger that had millions wondering if long-suffering wife Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray), one of myriad suspects, had attempted to murder her philandering oil tycoon husband J.
LONG-SUFFERING FANS of ``The Sopranos'' are rewarded for their patience tonight with a sixth- (and final, sort of) season premiere that seems to start out as business as usual, but winds up with a shocking finale.
He brings to life the long-suffering Sancho, the Duke and Duchess, various priests and lovers, and the mad old man himself, Don Quixote de La Mancha, whose befuddlement is wonderfully wrought.
And gaysayers to the contrary, he says that with the help of a very handsome Jesus in his life, a long-suffering wife, and male mentors who hugged him nousexually, he healed from homosexuality.
Long-suffering parents have had to fork out their hard-earned cash on new home and away strips to keep their fitba' daft offspring happy.
However," Woo continued, "many of these long-suffering sleep partners have avoided traditional noise blocking earplugs because they fear they will not hear important sounds like their children calling or the telephone ringing, or because they were uncomfortable.
Because she had doubts about the future of their long-term relationship before the accident, she is faced with a moral dilemma: be the long-suffering, loving, tragic girlfriend or pick up the pieces of her own life.
JOE ROYLE last night paid tribute to long-suffering Manchester City fans and told them: "Enjoy your day at Wembley - you deserve it for all the misery you've had to endure.
In each instance the author found dual surrogates for his own misfit queer sensibility in the flamboyant matriarch and the delicate young woman, retreating from a suffocating mother love through animals, science projects, or the anthems of long-suffering divas.
According to Insight Research's groundbreaking study, Grid Computing: A Vertical Market Perspective 2003-2008, this emerging technology will likely form the foundation of a fourth wave in IT, and will present new opportunities for the long-suffering telecom industry.
There are characters with the same names: a bus driver named Ralph Kramden (Cedric the Entertainer) with a penchant for harebrained, get-rich-quick schemes, his loyal dimwit neighbor and best pal Ed Norton (Mike Epps) and their long-suffering wives, Alice Kramden (Gabrielle Union) and Trixie Norton (Regina Hall).
Some listeners may have a few quibbles with Aragorn's lisp, which can detract from his "kingliness," and Frodo's tendency to snarl rather than to be nobly long-suffering, but overall this is a splendid production and, like NPR's enjoyable version, also an excellent alternative for the aural learner.