Longsuffering

Longsuffering

See also Patience.
Loquacity (See TALKATIVENESS.)
Loser (See FAILURE.)
Aspasia
pathetic figure bearing fate with fortitude. [Br. Lit.: The Maid’s Tragedy]
Burns, Helen
long-suffering victim of school’s cruel treatment. [Br. Lit.: Jane Eyre]
Canio
must be funny despite rage over wife’s unfaithfulness. [Ital. Opera: Leoncavallo, Pagliacci, Westerman, 341–342]
Clayhanger, Edwin
makes concessions to wife’s greed and irascibility. [Br. Lit.: The Clayhanger Trilogy]
Dodsworth, Sam
patiently endures egotism of his childish wife until marriage dissolves. [Am. Lit.: Dodsworth]
Griselda
endures husband’s cruelty nobly. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Clerk’s Tale”; Ital. Lit.: Decameron, “Dineo’s Tale of Griselda”]
oxeye
symbol of long-suffering composure. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
Prynne, Hester
stoically endures the ostracism imposed on her for adultery. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]
Santa Cruz, Jacinta
passively tolerates husband’s adultery; rears his bastard. [Span. Lit.: Fortunata and Jacinta]
References in classic literature ?
Very often it suits a longsuffering family that a strong-tongued, iron-willed old lady should disport herself about India in this fashion; for certainly pilgrimage is grateful to the Gods.
Being the daughter of a guy who calls himself Ramblin' Jack is bound to make for a bumpy ride, and the rueful acceptance she arrives at by movie s end is likely the best anyone in such longsuffering shoes can hope for--profound illumination isn't in these cards.
THE news that Welsh rail passengers will not be eligible for the vast bulk of First Great Western's compensation for its delays will come as another blow to longsuffering rail users.
That'll be pounds 141 (plus booking fee) he'll have spent checking out his fantasy woman in the flesh this autumn - though it's his longsuffering wife I feel sorry for.
Perhaps we should consider the possibility that, despite all of the righteous appeals to leaders to honor their Bible-sworn oaths and to uphold Bible-shaped laws crafted by virtuous and visionary Founding Fathers (fostering presumptions that "we are delivered to do these abominations"), we have reached the limit of God's longsuffering, whereby He declares today what He declared to the prophet Jeremiah, "Pray not for this people, for I will not hear.
Her longsuffering husband says everyone deserves a chance to achieve a dream.
In view of the depressed share price, NTT's longsuffering shareholders would no doubt prefer that top management use appearances in the media to explain how they will put NTT back on the path to growth, and bring about a recovery in the share price, rather than lowering expectations.