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English Composition 101 Honors Dr. C. Garner Midterm Examination Part Two “Suffering” It all ended with a single sound. It was a ring of the phone that would say “don’t come, it’s all over,” and would haunt my dreams for longer than I desired. I had seen him almost every day for nearly ten years, and now I would never see him again. His death brought suffering like I’d never thought possible. It left a feeling like time stopped; like there was no tomorrow, no today, and no purpose for either. You can only really know it by living through it: a death, the ultimate source of suffering. “Suffer” seems like such a simple word, yet it cannot be expressed without endless descriptions and definitions. But what is it really? “Suffering” is, by my definition, experiencing tremendous loss and pain, physically or mentally. The word “suffer” is defined today as the state of feeling pain, distress, or sustaining a great loss. The word originated from the Old French word sufrir in c.1225, which meant “to undergo, or endure pain, death, grief, etc”. The textbook definition defines the word similarly to my definition of “suffering” as does the etymological meaning.
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