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sufferance

suf·fer·ance

sufferance

 
pronunciation:
suh f rns [or] suh frns
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: approval given passively by a lack of prohibition or interference.
It was by his wife's sufferance that he stayed out late drinking.
definition 2: the capacity to endure or tolerate pain, want, or the like; endurance.
similar words:
patience
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