sufferance (n.) Old form(s): suffrance
endurance, forbearance, patience
Cor III.i.24.1[Coriolanus to Lartius, of Sicinius and Brutus] they do prank them in authority / Against all noble sufferance
Cym III.v.35.1[Cymbeline to Queen, of Innogen's behaviour] We have been too slight in sufferance
H5 III.vi.123[Montjoy as if French King to King Henry] England shall ... admire our sufferance
JC I.iii.84[Cassius to Casca] Our yoke and sufferance shows us womanish
MA I.iii.9[Conrade to Don John] If not a present remedy, at least a patient sufferance
MV I.iii.107[Shylock to Antonio] sufferance is the badge of all our tribe
MV III.i.64[Shylock to Solanio and Salerio] If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example?
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