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There is no more basis in the text for choosing that defintion over  
any other.

Diana

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On May 13, 2010, at 7:31 AM, "Rickard A. Parker"  
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dictionary.com has these definitions for suffer.  #5 is my best pick  
> for
> Tiresias' "foresuffered all."
>
> -verb (used with object)
>
>   5. to undergo, be subjected to, or endure (pain, distress, injury,
>   loss or anything unpleasant): to suffer the pangs of conscience.
>
>   6. to undergo or experience (any action, process, or condition):
>   to suffer change.
>
>   7. to tolerate or allow: I do not suffer fools gladly.
>
>
> On Wed, 12 May 2010 08:05:37 -0400, Diana Manister <[log in to unmask] 
> >
> wrote:
>>
>> Dear Tom,
>>
>> I  think "foresuffered" here is used in the sense of "permitted" or
>> "allowed," as in the NT when Jesus says "Suffer the little children  
>> to
>> come unto me."
>
>
>> On May 11, 2010, at 5:54 PM, Tom Colket <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Nancy wrote:
>>> N> the term "assaults" remains a violent term.
>>>
>>> Also Tiresias says, "And I Tiresias have foresuffered all/Enacted on
>>> this same divan or bed;". So what Tiresias sees between the typist
>>> and the young man makes him think about suffering.
>