The terrain is mucky, and the pickings are slim; patience and boredom are a part of the hunt.
She told the troops, “Compassion, patience, love, those are the words I want us to be thinking about.”
It is a sobering truth that has long term implications for U.S. patience in dealing with the Afghan-Pakistan conundrum.
It took a special, meticulous kind of person to accomplish the undertaking, someone with brains, patience, and nerves of steel.
No patience for school or anything that smacked of tradition, structure.
Ferriday had neither the time nor the patience for the task.
“Have patience with him, good Master Pepper,” returned Mr. Headley.
Far from it, for the experience of the war has taught only too well that the organization of an air force takes time and patience.
Your patience, my dearest Mamma:—you were pleased to say, you would hear me with patience.
But how many planters could be expected to have the principle or patience to carry out such a course of discipline?
c.1200, "quality of being patient in suffering," from Old French pacience "patience; sufferance, permission" (12c.) and directly from Latin patientia "patience, endurance, submission; quality of suffering," from patientem (nominative patiens), present participle of pati "to suffer, endure," from PIE root *pe(i)- "to damage, injure, hurt" (see passion).
Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue. [Ambrose Bierce, "Devil's Dictionary," 1911]Meaning "constancy in effort" is attested from 1510s. Meaning "card game for one person" is from 1816.