Definition of 'patience'

patience

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1. UK solitaire (card game).

2. The quality of being patient.

3. Chiefly British The game solitaire.

4. The capacity, quality, or fact of being patient.

5. Constancy in labor or application; perseverance.

6. The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance.

7. The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc.

8. (Card Playing) Solitaire.

9. obsolete Sufferance; permission.

10. (Bot.) A kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb.

11. good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

12. a card game played by one person

13. Constancy in labor or exertion; perseverance.

14. The character or habit of mind that enables one to suffer afflictions, calamity, provocation, or other evil, with a calm unruffled temper; endurance without murmuring or fretfulness; calmness; composure.

15. Sufferance; permission.

16. Quietness or calmness in waiting for something to happen; the cast or habit of mind that enables one to wait without discontent.

17. Forbearance; leniency; indulgence; long-suffering.

18. A plant, the patience dock. See dock

19. A card-game: same as solitaire.

20. The quality of being patient.

21. Synonyms Patience, Fortitude., Endurance, Resignation. Patience is by derivation a virtue of suffering, but it is also equally an active virtue, as patience in industry, application, teaching. Passively, it is gentle, serene, self-possessed, without yielding its ground or repining; actively, it adds to so much of this spirit as may be appropriate to the situation a steady, watchful, untiring industry and faithfulness. Fortitude is the passive kind of patience, joined with notable courage. In endurance attention is directed to the fact of bearing labor, pain, contumely, etc., without direct implication as to the moral qualities required or shown. Resignation implies the voluntary submission of the will to a personal cause of affliction or loss; it is a high word, generally looking up to God as the controller of human life. Resignation is thus generally a submission or meekness, giving up or resigning personal desires to the will of God.

Examples

1. May's patience has snapped much earlier than that of her predecessors.

2. GOLF was surely invented for people with much more patience than I have.

3. Rose looked up from the small table where she was playing patience.

4. patience was wearing thin and time was running out.

5. The hardest thing for me to deal with in getting older is patience.

6. patience may not come naturally but can double your success at work.

7. You just need a little patience while it sets in the fridge.

8. patience was not one of her virtues.

9. He quickly lost patience with players who were insufficiently like him.

10. Finding one for sale is a game of patience and specialist contacts.

11. It takes patience to write something meaningful.

12. The worse days are those days when we lose patience with one another.

13. The calm patience he maintained thereafter showed he is fully engaged.

14. Playing patience on my laptop is not the answer.

15. And it has been noticeable how their patience has been wearing increasingly thin.

16. Talking to the family about money may test your patience but gets the right results.

17. patience may not be a strong point in this country right now.

18. You have little patience for attention to minor detail at the moment.

19. He has limited patience with players whose attitude continues to be disruptive.

20. My wife is beginning to lose patience too.

21. He won the game of patience by hardly playing an aggressive shot on the offside.

22. patience gets the right results at home.

23. patience and dedication may not sound exciting but earn you a place on a work team.

24. It is rather one of patience.

25. There are signs that drivers' patience is wearing thin.

26. Here, as on the domestic front, calm and patience above all are required.

27. ‘In my experience foreigners have no patience with this sort of thinking.’

28. ‘I made a third phone call a few days later, but their patience with me was obviously running out.’

29. ‘He is a decent hitter, has great patience at the plate and is defensively solid.’

30. ‘I was beginning to lose the little patience that I had left.’

31. ‘Sometimes this fact requires great patience on the part of people.’

32. ‘He has good patience at the plate for someone so inexperienced.’

33. ‘His first season here, though, would have tested the patience of a saint.’

34. ‘His tribulations at a sport at which he previously naturally excelled would have tried the patience of a saint.’

35. ‘Our local general practitioners have shown great patience and understanding when treating my son for minor ailments.’

36. ‘They are a point back and had to exercise extreme patience against their visitors.’

37. ‘Without their knowledge - and infinite patience - this story would not have happened.’

38. ‘Sometimes, to make a point, you have to stretch their patience to the limit.’

39. ‘"Just spit it out, " I commanded, feeling my patience grow thin.’

40. ‘My fingers played with my pulled up brown hair as my patience wore thin.’

41. ‘Do you really want to put your patience to the limit?’

42. ‘He demonstrated extraordinary patience as he posed for photographs and autographed all sorts of items.’

43. ‘For the remaining failures, I can only ask a reader's patience and forgiveness.’

44. ‘Each novel rewards the reader's patience, but in unexpected ways.’

45. ‘But his patience paid off, in the end, as it always did.’

46. ‘Eventually her patience paid off, and she was hired on as a professor.’

47. she demonstrated patience when the new worker didn't know how to do his job

Other users have misspelling patience as:

1. pacience 3.88%

2. paitence 2.84%

3. patiance 2.33%

4. Other 90.95%

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