Examples of tolerant in a Sentence
this job requires a tolerant person who is used to dealing with complaints and angry customers
a tolerant acceptance of the terrible way that his wife has always treated him
Recent Examples of tolerant from the Web
Until recently, the thinking has been that since the body can become tolerant to caffeine, regular coffee drinkers would need an extra cup to get the exercise benefits.
The goal is not to build a world where people are merely tolerant.
Although inconsistent in flowering, the tree is well adapted to our climate and the leaves, blooms and fruit are tolerant of anthracnose.
But like many of its surrounding neighborhoods, the area has rapidly gentrified in recent years, arguably becoming both more diverse and tolerant at the same time.
If the tree is small, then consider moving it to a location that is more conducive to its growth, and choose a replacement tree that is more tolerant of a heavy, high-pH soil.
Oysters could best be accommodated if freshwater inputs are limited to winter, when oysters are more tolerant to changes in water conditions.
Water-tolerant plants in these gardens will help naturally filter nutrients before the water makes it to our rivers and lakes.
Try heat tolerant crops such as eggplant, sweet potatoes, amaranth, or black-eyed peas.
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First Known Use of tolerant
TOLERANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tolerant for English Language Learners
: willing to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own
: able to allow or accept something that is harmful, unpleasant, etc.
TOLERANT Defined for Kids
Definition of tolerant for Students
: showing tolerance
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