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Suffer

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.

suffer

verb abide, accede, accept, allow, assent, authorize, be reconciled, be resigned, bear with, brook, comply, concede, consent, empower, give consent, give leave, give permission, grant, grant perrission, indulge, let, license, oblige, pati, permittere, put up with, sinere, tolerate

suffer

(Sustain loss), verb agonize, ail, anguish, be afflicted, be impaired, be injured, be racked, be stricken, be subjected to, be wounded, bear, endure, experience loss, feel pain, hurt, incur loss, languish, lose, minui, sacrifice, sustain damage
Associated concepts: suffer harm, suffer loss
See also: abide, acknowledge, allow, bear, consent, endure, forbear, languish, let, permit, recognize, sanction, tolerate, vouchsafe
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Yet both Guillevic and Levertov are outside of the Platonic tradition, to the extent that they see no option but the cave, each in his or her own way wishing to make it inhabitable or at least sufferable.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established, should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
While one could not suggest that the guards were pleasant, they were at least sufferable.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
What connects the two realms--inner states (of soul) and constellated relations of actual appearances--is the interpretive force of the 'basic will of spirit'; it gathers fluctuating, chaotic and seemingly unintelligible illusory processes into an amenable schemata that the human animal can use to raise the sufferable ugliness of this world into something more beautiful and with measure (12).
Offering serious reflection on human nature as well as current political conditions, Jefferson's famous document declared that men are more disposed to suffer abuses, when abuses are sufferable, than to throw off familiar customs and ties.
As the Declaration of Independence observed, "Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for fight and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Drugs are also a byproduct of civilization itself: they allowed people to cope with fatigue, thus making their miserable lives sufferable.
The Declaration of Independence notes mankind's propensity "to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms [of government] to which they are accustomed.
One of those annoying dance tunes where the title is virtually the only lyric (a la Gym `n' Tonic), it may be sufferable in a club at two in the morning but nowhere else.
Jefferson expressed this imperative of political philosophy in the Declaration of Independence: "[A]ll experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
The Declaration of Independence recognized in its own era the exact situation confronting America today: namely, that "all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.