Suffrance


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Suf´france


n.1.Sufferance.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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As the king carries the weight of his sadness, so the lover's "suffrance mut lur greva" (75).
It's certain we exist courtesy of bellicose junkers, by merest suffrance.' Significant death?
In their current situation, they just can't afford to - but at a time when Newcastle need to be united, is it worth having someone here under suffrance? The leadership void could be filled by Cabaye, on Saturday's evidence, and hopefully the return of Steven Taylor will prove similarly inspiring.
While admitting they lead the table on suffrance with Alfreton, 6-0 winners over Corby at the weekend, snapping at their heels with a plethora of games in hand, Kevin Wilkin was overjoyed to see his charges hit something near top form.
Says Shylock, "Still have I borne [your insults] with a patient shrug, / For suffrance is the badge of all our tribe," and he concludes this litany of sarcasm with the lines: Shall I bend low and, in a bondman's key, With bated breath and whisp'ring humbleness, Say this:-- 'Fair sir, you spit on me on Wednesday last; You spurn'd me such a day; another time You call'd me dog; and for these courtesies I'll lend you thus much moneys?' (I.3.103-27)
But the one is exercised for the church, the other by the church, the one by the hand of the priest, the other by the hand of kings and soldiers, though at the will and suffrance of the priest.