long-suffering


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Goaded by long-suffering patience the worm will turn.
I answer that it was because I could see his mother's face in his, and that for her dear sake there was no end to my long-suffering.
It was in a way akin to that common habit of men and women troubled by real or fancied grievances, who periodically and volubly break their long-suffering silence and "have their say" till the last word is said.
All about me were nobleness of purpose and heroism of effort, and my days and nights were sunshine and starshine, all fire and dew, with before my eyes, ever burning and blazing, the Holy Grail, Christ's own Grail, the warm human, long-suffering and maltreated but to be rescued and saved at the last.
And yet it called to him across that leagues-wide savannah, and was like a benediction to his long-suffering, pain racked spirit.
As if one were to begin the day with long-suffering, and hire a man to hoe his potatoes; and in the afternoon go forth to practise Christian meekness and charity with goodness aforethought
These contrasted displays must have been particularly exasperating to his long-suffering family.
So she stopped, or rather began to fool on other subjects, until her long-suffering relatives drove her upstairs.
He seemed to himself to have become a new boy again, without any of the long-suffering and meekness indispensable for supporting that character with moderate success.
As Eleanor Fairlie (aged seven-and-thirty), she was always talking pretentious nonsense, and always worrying the unfortunate men with every small exaction which a vain and foolish woman can impose on long-suffering male humanity.
Nor was this the only comfort they derived at first from Miggs's presence and society: for that young lady displayed such resignation and long-suffering, and so much meek endurance, under her trials, and breathed in all her chaste discourse a spirit of such holy confidence and resignation, and devout belief that all would happen for the best, that Emma felt her courage strengthened by the bright example; never doubting but that everything she said was true, and that she, like them, was torn from all she loved, and agonised by doubt and apprehension.
O look down upon my dear, long-suffering, unfortunate, much- changed, dear dear father