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  • "It is all very well to talk with the Crusading spirit," he said after the election, "and of the duty to spend and be spent; and I feel it absolutely as regards myself; but I hate to see my Crusading lieutenants suffer for the cause."

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography

  • It would be unthinkable to allow African countries to suffer for centuries in the way that preindustrialized Europe did, and we can probably transfer enough learning to help them skip some of the rungs on the development ladder.

    Creative Capitalism

  • "Your presence, fair Queen, solaces me, as I am about to suffer for love of you!" he cried.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • His half-brother, Prince Naif, has publicly argued that, since Muslims would be made to suffer for the attacks, only Israeli intelligence could have masterminded them.

    The J Curve

  • Phillipians: “Unto you it is given, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake.”

    Elizabeth Fry

  • “It was your mistake, but I had to suffer for it,” Chris threw back banteringly.

    The Women’s Room

  • Be it granted that the plan of the Comedy was grandiose in its scope; it was none the less doomed in its execution to suffer for its ambitiousness, since an attempt was made to subordinate imagination to science in a domain where the rights of imagination were paramount.

    Balzac

  • 'Seeing that the sins of my youth deserved strokes, how am I obliged to my Lord, who, out of many possible crosses, hath given me this waled and chosen cross to suffer for the name of Jesus Christ.

    Samuel Rutherford

  • ‘Today Philip must suffer for his brother’s defeat.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • Why should she have to suffer for having once, for a few hours, borrowed money of an elderly cousin, when a woman like Carry Fisher could make a living unrebuked from the good-nature of her men friends and the tolerance of their wives?

    The House of Mirth

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