patience

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

pa·tience

noun \ˈpā-shən(t)s\

Definition of PATIENCE

1
:  the capacity, habit, or fact of being patient(see 1patient)
2
chiefly British :  solitaire 2

Examples of PATIENCE

  1. I don't have the patience to wait in line for hours just to buy a ticket.
  2. Investors need to have patience. The economy will improve soon.
  3. She treated her students with great patience and humor.
  4. I don't have the patience to do crossword puzzles.
  5. To be a biographer is a somewhat peculiar endeavor. It seems to me it requires not only the tact, patience, and thoroughness of a scholar but also the stamina of a horse. —Nancy Milford, Vanity Fair, August 2001

Origin of PATIENCE

(see 1patient)
First Known Use: 13th century

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