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
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For some editors, certain bad behaviors outranked others: The taller among us derided those who absolutely must recline their seats, while for others, public displays of affection are what put their patience to the test.
James and his disciples have no patience for legends and tall tales.
The story is at its most poignant when we're shown how and why these women finally lose their patience.
Counsell showed more patience with Jonathan Villar and Matt Garza than fans would have liked but had his reasons.
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Synonymsforbearance, long-suffering, sufferance, tolerance
Related Wordsacquiescence, resignation; passiveness, passivity; amenability, compliance, conformism, docility, obedience, subordination, tractability, willingness; discipline, self-control; submission, submissiveness
Near Antonymsdefiance; contrariness, disobedience, insubordination, intractability, recalcitrance, resistance, willfulness
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