Examples of patience in a Sentence
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
… in this time of bioethical conundrums, it is good to know that patience, good will, and personal morality will untie far more intellectual knots than the disarray of rancor, conflict, and special interests … —Sherwin B. Nuland, New Republic, 13 Dec. 1999
Mind-numbing delays and irrelevant search results are enough to try the patience of the most saintly Web surfers. —Neil Gross et al., Business Week, 14 June 1999
After a while, their ideological certitudes tried the patience of their own peoples … —Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., New Yorker, 16 Nov. 1992
I don't have the patience to wait in line for hours just to buy a ticket.
Investors need to have patience. The economy will improve soon.
She treated her students with great patience and humor.
I don't have the patience to do crossword puzzles.
Recent Examples of patience from the Web
The Miami FC’s patience on the ball would finally pay off in the 35th minute.
The job requires patience and hand-eye coordination, and comes with a steep learning curve.
Even after an injury to starting pitcher Danny Duffy, general manager Dayton Moore has preached patience.
Now, as Trump nears a final decision on the Paris climate agreement, and appears to be leaning toward the exit, Musk seems to have reached the end of his patience.
The part of him that advocates personal responsibility also has no patience for self-pity.
The House of Representatives lost patience, voting to impeach Nixon for obstruction of justice, abuse of power, criminal cover-up and several violations of the Constitution.
A man who had been considered a hawk early in his career became a notable exponent of soft power, of strategic patience, of thinking ten moves ahead.
Part mosaic, part stitchery, these pieces take vision — and lots of patience.
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Origin and Etymology of patience
First Known Use: 13th century
PATIENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of patience for Students
: the ability to remain calm when dealing with a difficult or annoying situation, task, or person A person will need patience to do this work.
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