patiently

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adverb pa·tient·ly \ ˈpā-shənt-lē \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of patiently

:in a patient manner :with calmness or without complaint or hurry in spite of delays, difficulties, tedium, etc.
  • The bank customers waited patiently for the next teller.
  • She very patiently answered all our questions.
  • It wasn't until I was in my late teens, when my brother Caleb patiently taught me to play racquetball, that I realized I was coordinated enough to participate in athletic endeavors.
  • —Rhoda Janzen

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First Known Use of patiently

14th century


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