英 [ˈsʌfrəns]

美 [ˈsʌfrəns]

n.  勉强同意; 勉强获准


BNC.34980 / COCA.34519



    on sufferance
  • 经勉强同意;由于(某人的)宽容
    if you do sth on sufferance , sb allows you to do it although they do not really want you to
  • He's only staying here on sufferance.


  • N-UNCOUNT 勉强同意;宽容
    If you are allowed to do something on sufferance, you can do it, although you know that the person who gave you permission would prefer that you did not do it.
    1. His party held office on sufferance...
    2. The civilian authorities are only there on sufferance of the military.



  • a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
    1. all people should practice toleration and live together in peace
    Synonym: tolerationacceptance
  • patient endurance especially of pain or distress


    • His party held office on sufferance
    • The civilian authorities are only there on sufferance of the military.
    • Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity, which constrains them to alter their former systems of government.
    • Trace elements zine and chromium have close relationship to the sufferance of diabetes mellitus.
    • He felt himself to be there on sufferance.
    • He have been allowed to live in the house on sufferance.
    • If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example?
    • He gave me a bed for a couple of nights but I felt I was there on sufferance.
    • The desperate tempest hath so bang'd the Turks, That their designment halts: a noble ship of Venice Hath seen a grievous wreck and sufferance On most part of their fleet.
    • A growth shell exterior ballistic model is established according to the hypotheses and the characteristics of sufferance force.
    • She is here on sufferance.
    • You're only here on sufferance, you know-as a guest.
    • I had little in common with the others and it soon became obvious I was only there on sufferance.
    • I know that tonight is the end of all my sufferance!
    • Reading of this letter may expose the students to the sufferance of the PNG children, and teach the students to cherish their advantageous learning conditions.
    • Performance Research on Anti-corrosion Coating of Pipes in Heat Sufferance Surface for Boiler in Power Plant
    • The High-Speed Frame-Synchronizer can be controlled by changing parameter as followings: IQ routes information, the length of frame head, the content of frame-synchronization codes, frame-synchronization error sufferance, frame protect sufferance, frame protect coefficient, the length of frame.
    • On this basis, the paper emphatically expounds the spiritual poverty represented by the exile of gods from our modern life, the contemporary meaning of sufferance and the connotation and function of the God in Mu's poetry.
    • The difference of assimilation rate is due to the difference of sufferance ability in adverse circumstances during 12:00pm-2:00pm and restoration ability of expansio-pressure of leaf cells.
    • High-speed chips tend to run hot, in order to keep the chips within the steady operating state, it is necessary to keep the chips temperature change in a sufferance ranges.
    • Result: The biggest sufferance dose of walnut oil was beyond 40g/ kg.
    • Mu's poetry reveals the spiritual poverty in modern life brought about by the exile of gods and it also suggests the modern meaning of sufferance.