But they all seemed to approach the game in the spirit of co-sufferers
, as if it were indeed a drug against the secret ills of existence; and every day as the sun declined over the countless roofs of the town, a mellow, pleasurable impatience, resembling the impulse of a sure and profound friendship, lightened his professional labours.
Happily, Fulton stays closer to her sources when she turns in the second part of the book to consider twelfth-century meditations on the Virgin Mary as co-sufferer
with her Son.
She finds that Christian black women have historically understood Jesus as companion and co-sufferer
, whose suffering was not merely human but that of God incarnate.
Trauma is so universal that we all must become co-sufferers
He said they were standing up for others who were suffering at the hands of unaccountable power and named the victims of Gaza and South Africa among their co-sufferers
Far from being the supportive co-sufferers
one might expect, it was clear that their patience was beginning to wear thin, particularly with Jane's lack of progress.
Jita Male?kova affirms that Czech women experienced emancipation differently from other countries in "The Emancipation of Women for the Benefit of the Nation: The Czech Women's Movement." Seeing themselves as co-sufferers
with men under Austrian rule, the women's movement did not position itself in opposition to the privileges of Czech men.
As he writes in the introductory poem to this section, "Usamljen sve vise" (Alone ever more): "I understand the silent call of the co-sufferers
, / For we stood all before the same grave, / We all belong to the world of martyrs.