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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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However I do not agree with his statement that a patient suffering from physical illness suffers alone while the whole family suffers if a patient is afflicted with a mental illness.
In Augustine these texts found powerful exposition that has shaped all subsequent theology, whereby fallen humanity suffers under the curse upon Adam.
1 : to feel or endure pain, illness, or injury <She suffers from arthritis.>
Yet S.'s argument, being totally reliant on Peacocke, does not critically address and therefore suffers under the fundamental tensions and limitations of his evolutionary theology.
Once a principle is established according to which a human being can be killed because he suffers, then logically it extends to all human beings who say they suffer--even if this is not true.
"Many of them mention that they were taken off OxyContin because of the 'bad press' about it after having been on it for years," says Baker, who suffers from chronic pain caused by ankylosing spondylitis and fibromyalgia.
What torments Tolstoy's Ivan Ilych most is not the physical pain he suffers, but the web of deception that ensnares him, his family, and his caregivers, and from which he can find no means of escape.
Although they are united by a common purpose and destiny, each suffers privately in different ways.
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.
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.