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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
long-suffering
    adj 1: patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble; "an
           enduring disposition"; "a long-suffering and
           uncomplaining wife" [syn: enduring, long-suffering]
    n 1: patient endurance of pain or unhappiness [syn: long-
         sufferance, long-suffering]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Long-suffering \Long"-suf`fer*ing\, n.
   Bearing injuries or provocation for a long time; patient
   endurance of pain or unhappiness; patient; not easily
   provoked.

   Syn: long-sufferance.
        [1913 Webster]

              The Lord God, merciful and gracious,
              long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and
              truth.                              --Ex. xxxiv.
                                                  6.
        [1913 Webster]

3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Long-suffering \Long"-suf`fer*ing\, n.
   disposed to bear inconvenience or injury patiently; long
   patience of offense; as, a long-suffering and uncomplaining
   wife.

   Syn: enduring, forbearing, longanimous, meek.
        [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

              Despisest thou the riches of his goodness and
              forbearance and long-suffering?     --Rom. ii. 4.
        [1913 Webster]

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