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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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Different groups that, at first glance, seem not to share a common purpose of remembrance (for instance, Christians remember the sufferings of Jesus, while Muslims remember the sufferings of Hussein and Mohammad) can nevertheless be said to share a common way of remembrance of suffering for.
I knew my colleagues and I were avoiding her emotions because we feared that in getting too close to her suffering we may ourselves be strangled by her and our own suffering.
The reasons for suffering are desire, passion, ardour, pursuit of wealth and prestige, striving for fame and popularity, or in short: craving and clinging.
With the designation, the county requires ambulances to take patients suffering a STEMI-type heart attack to a hospital equipped to deal with the condition, if they are no more than 30 minutes away.
Writers are often responding to particular historical moments--of suffering or the state of research or both--and they address particular audiences.
If you or someone you care about is suffering from depression, seek out an experienced psychologist or counselor and/or talk to your physician for assessment.
was awarded a $16,000 Trust grant to conduct two wilderness programs this year to provide therapy for 20 veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
There are other ways to avoid suffering, of course.
John Paul II's final gift to this world was an invitation to "open our hearts" to suffering in all its nuances and varying needs.
Illouz raises the interesting point that the victim's appearance on Winfrey's show establishes a "trauma narrative" that "seems best to embody modern tragic narratives of the suffering self because it condenses the family narrative, the abhorrence for cruelty, and the moral demand that people be given a chance to develop unhindered" (97).
We can no longer live in a society that sits back and waits for animals to suffer when it is clear they are only a step away from suffering unless something is done.
This memoir is an incredible and sometimes horrific description of a grizzly bear attack and the author's physical recovery and suffering through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.