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Suffering

aloe
symbol of suffering. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 71]
Andersonville
horrible Civil War prison where 12,926 Union soldiers died. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 18]
Bataan
site of U.S.-Filipino army “death march” (1943). [Am. Hist.: EB, I: 867–868]
Black hole of Calcutta
146 Britishers imprisoned in small, stifling room (1756). [Br. Hist.: Harbottle, 45–46]
Chiron
centaur, gave up his immortality in order to end the intolerable suffering accidentally inflicted by one of Heracles’ poisoned arrows. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 194]
Concentration Camps
where millions of Jews were starved, experimented on, and exterminated by Nazis (1939–1945). [Eur. Hist.: Misc.]
Gethsemane garden
east of Jerusalem where Jesus suffered in anguished fatigue. [N.T.: Matthew 26:36; Mark 14:32]
Hiroshima
where the atomic bomb was dropped (August 6, 1945). [Am. Hist.: Fuller, III, 626]
Io
having been changed into a heifer by Zeus, pestered by gadfly sent by Hera. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 292]
J.B
. Job’s trials in modern setting and idiom. [Am. Lit.: J.B.]
Job
beset with calamities. [O.T.: Job 1:13–22; 2:6–10]
Mauperin, Renée
undergoes lingering and anguished death from guilt. [Fr. Lit.: Renée Mauperin]
Orestes
persecuted and tormented by Furies. [Gk. Myth.: Wheeler, 271; Gk. Lit.: The Eumenides]
Philoctetes
Greek hero, bitten by a serpent, suffers agonies for ten years. [Gk. Drama: Sophocles Philoctetes in Magill III, 741]
prisoner of Chillon
chained for years in a damp, dark dungeon with his brothers, watches them die. [Br. Lit.: Byron The Prisoner of Chillon in Benét, 817]
Prometheus
chained to rock while vulture fed on his liver. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 221]
Raft of the Medusa, The
realistically portrays anguished ship’s crew. [Fr. Art: Daniel, 166]
Smith, Winston
beaten and tortured with rats for conspiring against the totalitarian regime. [Br. Lit.: George Orwell 1984]
Tantalus
condemned to Tartarus with food and water always just out of reach; hence, tantalize. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 253]
Valley Forge
winter quarters of Washington’s underfed, under-clothed Continental army (1778). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 519]
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Evil is evil and not good, but perfect people (like Job, Jesus, Mohammad, and others) can transform the evil that they suffer into an opportunity for the betterment of themselves and others.
2 : to experience something unpleasant suffer a defeat <Wilbur was merely suffering the doubts and fears that often go with finding a new friend.
Each year, 36 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies caused by pollen and outdoor mold, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Alender, who suffers chronic back pain despite surgery aimed at correcting the problem, is anxious to get the word out that opioids must remain available to pain patients despite the potential for abuse.
5] Equally important, we are with Ivan when his stubborn resolve to believe that he suffers alone is pierced by his young son's grief as he reaches out to his father.
The quality of life descends below minimal when the patient suffers extreme debilitation as well as complete and irreversible loss of sensory and intellectual ability (for example, patients on opiates for pain).
It measures how much a person anticipates the worst, feels tense, is fearful, has difficulty sleeping and concentrating, and suffers an array of other mental and physical problems.
Whether one is a Christian who sees suffering as part of God's salvific plan for humanity, or a humanist who thinks that suffering grounds the possibility of ethics through compassion, or a Stoic who maintains an indifference to suffering as something morally irrelevant, or a Nietzschean who holds that suffering ennobles the human spirit and makes possible human advancement and personal self-validation, the perennial and inescapable question of the one who suffers is, Why me?
In ruling for the accounting firm, the appellate court said a statute-of-limitations period begins to run when the client finally suffers a detriment that is not merely potential or tentative as a direct result of the malpractice.
population suffers from asthma--a reversible but potentially life-threatening breathing disease characterized by coughing and wheezing.
Rather than spend time and money arguing in court about who is at fault when two cars happen to collide, as cars inevitably do, why shouldn't insurance companies automatically pay out benefits to any policyholder who suffers in a traffic accident, no matter what the circumstances?