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suffer a setback

to have a minor or temporary failure. We suffered a setback when much of our vineyard was damaged by a fungus.
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suffer an attack

 (of an illness)
1. Go to an attack (of an illness).
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suffer from something

to endure or experience unpleasantness, a disease, or a health condition. Jeff is suffering from the flu. I'm afraid that you must suffer from the disease until it has run its course. Toby is really suffering from the cold.
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suffer under someone

to endure the punishments or bad treatment of someone. The citizens suffered badly under the rule of the cruel king. We suffered under Carlos and we will suffer under his successor.
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suffer the consequences

to experience the effects of something you have said or done The witness decided to tell the truth and suffer the consequences.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form take the consequences: Sometimes we have to take the consequences for our beliefs.
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not suffer fools (gladly)

to be unwilling to deal with stupid people Phyllis is intelligent and impatient, and she does not suffer fools gladly.
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not suffer fools gladly

to become angry with people you think are stupid Jim's a fair boss, but he doesn't suffer fools gladly.
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not suffer fools gladly

Refuse to tolerate stupidity, as in Chris can be intimidating at these meetings; she does not suffer fools gladly. This expression comes from the New Testament (II Corinthians 11:19), where Paul sarcastically says, "For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise." [c. 1600]
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suffer from

To be sick with or afflicted by some condition: I suffer from many different allergies. The country is suffering from a drought.
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I will first describe how the remembrance of liberative suffering provides an effective way to bridge gaps among people who suffer, even while the same memory also has the potential to stoke the flames of violence and vengeance.
And if I'm unwilling to suffer Adam then I'm unable to suffer with him.
The study found that having a migraine in pregnancy meant women were 15 times as likely to suffer a stroke and more than twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or heart disease as women without migraine.
Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
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This is obvious for those with celiac disease, but for the people who suffer subtler forms of intolerance, it could take years to discover sensitivity.
RSPCA inspectors routinely see cases of animals that, without intervention, are likely to suffer but they are not legally allowed to do anything.
The stigma that these people suffer, both as pain patients on opioid medications in general and as former patients of accused doctors in particular, tends to foreclose most opportunities for effective continuing care," he said last August in a written statement that announced he would be closing his practice.
Our liability to suffer and our capacity for wisdom are intimately intertwined, and we must take care lest our mandate to minimize the one extinguish the other.
We suffer from attacks by the vectors of disease; from accidents, striking with the blind malevolence of chance; from the ills accompanying the deterioration of age; and also, in a sense the most viciously, from man's inhumanity to man, especially as expressed in the evil institution of war.
John's wort and kava look promising, researchers have focused on people who suffer from clinical depression or anxiety--not those who say they just feel "blue" or "edgy.
The author concludes that "these men did indeed suffer from what we would today think of as PTSD" -- that is, the "post-traumatic stress disorder" frequently associated nowadays with troubled veterans of the Vietnam War.
Patients who keep their anxiety in check after a heart attack suffer fewer complications, according to a new study.