patience


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the capacity of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint

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good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

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The reader may, perhaps, subdue his own patience, if he searches
Dear, bequeath me that great patience Which has power to sustain A cheerful, uncomplaining spirit In its prison-house of pain.
With tears and prayers and tender hands, Mother and sisters made her ready for the long sleep that pain would never mar again, seeing with grateful eyes the beautiful serenity that soon replaced the pathetic patience that had wrung their hearts so long, and feeling with reverent joy that to their darling death was a benignant angel, not a phantom full of dread.
Here Don Quixote, too, broke silence, saying to Sancho, "Have patience, my son, and gratify these noble persons, and give all thanks to heaven that it has infused such virtue into thy person, that by its sufferings thou canst disenchant the enchanted and restore to life the dead.
In fine, all the duennas smacked him and several others of the household pinched him; but what he could not stand was being pricked by the pins; and so, apparently out of patience, he started up out of his chair, and seizing a lighted torch that stood near him fell upon the duennas and the whole set of his tormentors, exclaiming, "Begone, ye ministers of hell; I'm not made of brass not to feel such out-of-the-way tortures.
The patience of Julian was firm enough to be a match for the obstinacy of Horace.
Changes in estate also issue from this, for if, to one who governs himself with caution and patience, times and affairs converge in such a way that his administration is successful, his fortune is made; but if times and affairs change, he is ruined if he does not change his course of action.
I shall never forget the tactful patience with which he persuaded him to take nourishment.
But believe me, my dear boy, there is nothing stronger than those two: patience and time, they will do it all.
No Steward," might be described as Michael's thought; but by PATIENCE, as his mood and key, might be described his acceptance of further delay in meeting up with his god, his best beloved, his Steward who was his own human god amidst the multitude of human gods he was encountering.
Any one may judge the labour of my hands in such a piece of work; but labour and patience carried me through that, and many other things.
I was so provoked, that I could not have patience to stay till more came on, knowing that every grain that they ate now was, as it might be said, a peck-loaf to me in the consequence; but coming up to the hedge, I fired again, and killed three of them.
However, this I bore with, and was content to work it out with patience, and bear with the badness of the performance.
Every distressed man, every empty purse, found in him patience and sympathy for his position.
The Patience poet does not distinguish between poverty of spirit and temporal poverty in lines 35-45, as Bernard often does (e.