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var. of sub- before f: suffer.


or suff.,

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This picture brought such an agony of pleasurable suf- fering that he worked it over and over again in his mind and set it up in new and varied lights, till he wore it threadbare.
We got to Hampton Court without misadventure, our minds full of strange and unfamiliar appearances, and at Hampton Court our eyes were relieved to find a patch of green that had escaped the suf- focating drift.
Many have suffered incomparably more, while very few on the plantations have suf- fered less, than himself.
He stared at the red, shivering reflection of a fire on the white wall of his tent until, ex- hausted and ill from the monotony of his suf- fering, he fell asleep.