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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

v.
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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Evil is evil and not good, but perfect people (like Job, Jesus, Mohammad, and others) can transform the evil that they suffer into an opportunity for the betterment of themselves and others.
Each year, 36 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies caused by pollen and outdoor mold, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Alender, who suffers chronic back pain despite surgery aimed at correcting the problem, is anxious to get the word out that opioids must remain available to pain patients despite the potential for abuse.
5] Equally important, we are with Ivan when his stubborn resolve to believe that he suffers alone is pierced by his young son's grief as he reaches out to his father.
The quality of life descends below minimal when the patient suffers extreme debilitation as well as complete and irreversible loss of sensory and intellectual ability (for example, patients on opiates for pain).
It measures how much a person anticipates the worst, feels tense, is fearful, has difficulty sleeping and concentrating, and suffers an array of other mental and physical problems.
Whether one is a Christian who sees suffering as part of God's salvific plan for humanity, or a humanist who thinks that suffering grounds the possibility of ethics through compassion, or a Stoic who maintains an indifference to suffering as something morally irrelevant, or a Nietzschean who holds that suffering ennobles the human spirit and makes possible human advancement and personal self-validation, the perennial and inescapable question of the one who suffers is, Why me?
In ruling for the accounting firm, the appellate court said a statute-of-limitations period begins to run when the client finally suffers a detriment that is not merely potential or tentative as a direct result of the malpractice.
population suffers from asthma--a reversible but potentially life-threatening breathing disease characterized by coughing and wheezing.
Rather than spend time and money arguing in court about who is at fault when two cars happen to collide, as cars inevitably do, why shouldn't insurance companies automatically pay out benefits to any policyholder who suffers in a traffic accident, no matter what the circumstances?
Ropinirole Oral Spray is ideal for the geriatric population who may be suffering from dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and 85% of suffers of Parkinson's are 65 years of age or older and 45% of elderly people have some difficulty in swallowing.
They reject the notion of a messiah that suffers (8:31-33) and do not understand what "rising from the dead" means (9:10).
Taking on the suffering of others models the suffering of the world Jesus takes on--I suffer with van because Jesus suffers with us and wants to redeem and relieve that suffering.
Frosh/soph co-coach Tom Fewless also calls home whenever one of his players suffers an injury that day.