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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"The stigma that these people suffer, both as pain patients on opioid medications in general and as former patients of accused doctors in particular, tends to foreclose most opportunities for effective continuing care," he said last August in a written statement that announced he would be closing his practice.
Soon we came to the conclusion that, while it is unfortunate that any patient should suffer, and doctors and nurses should continue to try to relieve suffering, we wouldn't want to do away altogether with the human liability to pain.
During a late nine-year period in his life, following the publication of his celebrated masterpiece Anna Karenina when he was unable to write fiction, he suffered dark nights in isolation during which he was terrorized by the question of immortality of the soul.
"Many people suffer from chronic depression and need to take medication for months and years," says Bradwejn.
As the researchers report in the October American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, women who reported using hormone replacement therapy at any time were 50 percent more likely to suffer from asthma than women who had never used postmenopausal hormones.
Under a pure tort system, if a driver suffers injuries from a car accident, he is not automatically entitled to compensation from his insurance company.
An alternative approach to this deadly direction is to recognize that throughout the Gospel narrative Jesus has been obedient to God's will, and God's will is clearly that no one suffer and that all be saved.
Man rejoices in his sin and his God is saddened because of sin, suffers, sweats blood, amidst a terrible agony of spirit.
By voluntarily entering into the experience of suffering, one identifies with those who suffer involuntarily, while making a statement that they are not alone or forgotten.
In this sense, without allowing ourselves and others to suffer we could not be human or humane."[5]