bear (one's) cross

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bear (one's) cross

To cope with a burden or challenging situation. I'm sure it's not easy to live with such a serious illness, but she bears her cross with such humor and grace.
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bear one's cross

 and carry one's cross
Fig. to handle or cope with one's burden; to endure one's difficulties. (This is a biblical theme. It is always used figuratively except in the biblical context.) It's a very painful disease, but I'll bear my cross. I can't help you with it. You'll just have to carry your own cross.
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References in classic literature ?
And then the indulgence with which he treats her, the finery in which he decks her out, the state in which she moves, the sway she enjoys over both his purse and person; instead of being the drudge and slave of an Indian husband, obliged to carry his pack, and build his lodge, and make his fire, and bear his cross humors and dry blows.
He said that he preferred to bear his cross alone and didn't like to drag the name of the party into the controversy, that he did not have any regrets for his actions, that he did not do it for any pecuniary gain or for image-building, that he did it to uphold the rule of law.
If Blessitt lacked a formal pulpit, he didn't want for Graham's global reach: By 1984, he had preached his way across 60 countries on six continents, on a quest to bear his cross in every nation in the world (which he has now done, clocking more than 36,000 miles).
The 30-year-old man of the cloth decided he would bear his cross on the top of a unique Teletubbies- style outfit.
Only this I ask, but to love the Lord and to bear his cross, so to wear the crown he wore.