One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who is affected by an illness or ailment.‘a long-term sufferer from depression’‘sufferers of motor neurone disease’‘migraine sufferers’
- ‘The national percentage of asthma sufferers, including adults, is 12 per cent.’
- ‘The latest breakthrough holds out new hope for the rising number of breast cancer and prostate cancer sufferers in Scotland.’
- ‘Sufferers usually die within two years of the condition being diagnosed.’
- ‘The drugs work in about two thirds of migraine sufferers who try them.’
- ‘His grandmother's illness made him think about how he could help sufferers of dementia.’
- 1.1 A person who experiences or is subjected to something bad or unpleasant.‘the experience of sufferers of torture’‘sufferers of poverty’
- ‘We are actors in nature and time, essential parts of the universe story, main protagonists - not doomed sinners or abject sufferers.’
- ‘The imprisoned, the hungry, and many other sufferers all reject the proposed bargain.’
- ‘The women in my book are no mute sufferers.’
- ‘All payment of compensation to sufferers of riots has been ex-gratia.’
- ‘It is, for example, natural for Americans to sympathize with Israelis - fellow sufferers from terrorism.’
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