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To admit, allow, or permit.

The term suffer is used to convey the idea of Acquiescence, passivity, indifference, or abstention from preventive action, as opposed to the taking of an affirmative step.

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Shifting back in time to their childhood, a few compact scenes sum up the pair's poor upbringing, as they drift into petty crime under the firm guidance of local hood Pat (Goodman), who doesn't suffer fools gladly.
A shy male nurse decides to delay proposing to his girlfriend until he's won the approval of her strict father, an ex-CIA agent who doesn't suffer fools gladly, and vows to be on his best behaviour during a trip to stay at the family home.
She is a war widow in her early '20s but comes across as world weary and doesn't suffer fools gladly.
Money doesn't suffer fools gladly but he has taken Demontagnac under his wing and is starting to reap the rewards.
You see Owen doesn't suffer fools gladly and he hates the system being conned.
Carole Beverley, chief executive of the Entrepreneurs Forum, said: "Anyone who's seen Dragons' Den knows Simon Woodroffe doesn't suffer fools gladly so we're anticipating fireworks at the conference.
Jeff doesn't suffer fools gladly, and that may have restricted his rides from certain owners.
"He doesn't suffer fools gladly and he'll have his team playing for him, that's for sure."
"She's got a lot of attributes that mirror Sherlock and she doesn't suffer fools gladly. This is Sherlock 'and' Love, not Sherlock 'in' Love.
It is richly appropriate that Ellen Page has received an Oscar nomination for her performance as Juno, a high school teen who doesn't suffer fools gladly.
"He doesn't suffer fools gladly, he's very tenacious, he's very aggressive in the way he goes about things and he knows exactly what he wants."

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