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  1. sufferance

    • IPA[ˈsʌf(ə)rəns]

    英式

    • n.
      absence of objection rather than genuine approval; toleration;the condition of the holder of an estate who continues to hold it after the title has ceased, without the express permission of the owner
    • noun: sufferance

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    名詞

    • 1. absence of objection rather than genuine approval; toleration Charles was only here on sufferance
    • the condition of the holder of an estate who continues to hold it after the title has ceased, without the express permission of the owner an estate at sufferance
    • archaic patient endurance.
    • 2. archaic the suffering or undergoing of something bad or unpleasant.
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    • IPA[ˈsəf(ə)rəns]

    美式

    • n.
      absence of objection rather than genuine approval; toleration: Charles was only here on sufferance

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