But that might be less upsetting to witness than the scene here in Addis, where uncomplaining Ethiopians submit humbly to the bitter caprice of clinical selection.
When Bland was swindled by a partner in a brush factory which he had bought, his long-suffering, uncomplaining , heroine of a wife had to support the family by her writing.
Ordinary, decent, fine and uncomplaining people are being daily ignored and morally undermined and beaten by a society that is concerned, in the main, with material things.
It's probably got something to do with the fact that, as a nation, we are absurdly acquiescent and uncomplaining consumers.
Many years ago, however, he was seized with locomotor ataxy, and for a long time before his death he was a painfully prominent figure on Bolton streets, bearing his life's burden with uncomplaining resignation.
They are a tough, resilient and uncomplaining people (as I saw first hand in the casualty areas in 1974).
Or was the examination performed on an uncomplaining conscious patient, who felt that they did not have the right to question why this nasty thing had to be done again and again?
From the 1950s to the 1970s, robots carried a heavy weight of themes - humanity, identity, labour, slavery - on uncomplaining metal shoulders.
It's an uncomplaining attitude to life common to poor societies and one that came back to me last week as the harrowing scenes from the Pakistani earthquake unfolded on our TV screens.
Based on my unscientific poll, the Japanese were by far the best tourists: polite, uncomplaining , and great tippers.