not able to stomach

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not able to stomach someone or something

 and cannot stomach someone or something
Fig. not to be able to put up with someone or something; not to be able to tolerate or endure someone or something. Jane cannot stomach violent movies. The sensitive student could not stomach a lot of ridicule.
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References in classic literature ?
But I cannot stomach the man with the carbuncles,' thought the Squire.
in their cradles) they say nothing to me: to my mind they know too much and feel too obviously; I cannot stomach the heartiness with which they slap me on the back or the emotion with which they hurl themselves on my bosom; their passion seems to me a little anaemic and their dreams a trifle dull.
Albion's ultra-competitive head coach still cannot stomach losing after 23 years and nearly 1,000 games in football management.
Few Americans will cry if Iran's nuclear acquisition is halted, but Americans cannot stomach another long term military engagement.
The 22–year–old singing sensation is sad for his many Russian fans but cannot stomach Putin's policies.
Today, a significant majority of French voters cannot stomach the prospect of seeing either leader on their television screens for five more years (the duration of a French presidential mandate).
In an online opinion article about the Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip, Zoabi also stated, "The Israelis want a short campaign, the civilian population cannot stomach a prolonged conflict and there are many surprises not only on the military level but also with regard to the number and range of the rockets.
You just cannot stomach it, the fact it will be in Ashington now.
Second, Iran cannot stomach Azerbaijan's relations with the West in matters of security and energy.
What the neocons cannot stomach after all the anti-Soviet propaganda of a half century is that the Russian people are not our enemies.
Meanwhile, Mayor GE[micro]kcek also claimed on Tuesday that "international powers" that cannot stomach the AK Party's impending success might stage an assassination,
There are many members of parliament who cannot stomach what is happening.
So far the Brazilian defender has tasted defeat four times this season -- a fact Domingos cannot stomach.
Those who demand freedom of expression/speech for themselves clearly cannot stomach it for others.