Definition of 'suffering'
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We have all moved through deep suffering and great loss of various kinds. Christianity Today (2000)We already inflict suffering and death on billions of farm animals. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The distinction lies in the gratuitous nature of the pain or suffering. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Their work is often depressing because human problems involve suffering and solutions are not easy. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)The engine driver was taken to hospital by ambulance suffering from shock. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There can be a terrible equality in suffering. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He intended simply to pray for a suffering person who had been brought before him. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is too much suffering in this shrunken little world of mine to wish otherwise. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We brought endless suffering to the world. The Sun (2009)They must both have experienced dreadful suffering before their deaths. The Sun (2011)It is a place of human suffering. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One firefighter was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He pleaded guilty with diminished responsibility to causing an animal unnecessary suffering. The Sun (2014)The ordeal caused him so much mental suffering that he had been put on suicide watch. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Because of this we brought on you and ourselves endless agony and suffering. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These epidemics were responsible for the suffering and death of millions. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)But the question of whether those enduring such suffering should have the right to die is still undecided. The Sun (2012)He added that the businesses going into liquidation were those suffering trading losses or a reputational or product issue problem. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The result is misery and suffering, and more deaths at sea. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I am not the only person suffering for immutable standards of propriety. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)So civilian suffering and loss of life continues, and the chances of any kind of political settlement recede. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'suffering'
British English: suffering NOUN
Suffering is serious pain which someone feels in their body or their mind.
They began to recover slowly from their nightmare of pain and suffering.
Definition of suffering from the Collins English Dictionary
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