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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Saturday 18th August 2018
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thole (verb) THOLE

Put up with, endure, bear, tolerate uncomplainingly.

Reflect on this, my young friends, and know, that the best part of a Christian's duty in this world of much evil, is to thole and suffer with resignation, as lang as it is possible for human nature to do.

John Galt, The Annals of the Parish. Amazon

I can thole a woman being illogical so long as she's consistent with it.

Reginal Hill, The Wood Beyond. Amazon

The folk round could thole them no longer, so they just up and burned the fort aboot their lugs.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Last Galley. Amazon

Similarly, in each draft one can see how some words, such as thole (meaning to endure or suffer), pop in and out of the text before Heaney decides it can stay.

John Crace, The Guardian, 28 March 2000. Guardian

Steve Thompson will have to thole his assize upon the bench according to the Rangers manager, Alex McLeish, who declared himself satisfied with the contributions of his first choice forwards, even though it took an own goal by Scott Severin to edge victory over heart of Midlothian at Ibrox last week.

Roddy Forsyth, Telegraph, 21 February 2003. Telegraph

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