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being unable or unwilling to endure irritation or opposition, for example

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restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition

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(usually followed by 'to') full of eagerness

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Most impatient to pass through Captain Nemo's tunnel, I could not stay in one place, so came to breathe the fresh night air.
The theatre or the rooms, where he was most likely to be, were not fashionable enough for the Elliots, whose evening amusements were solely in the elegant stupidity of private parties, in which they were getting more and more engaged; and Anne, wearied of such a state of stagnation, sick of knowing nothing, and fancying herself stronger because her strength was not tried, was quite impatient for the concert evening.
He was impatient with himself because he had so petty a feeling, but three or four days' firmness, during which he would not go to the shop, did not help him to surmount it; and he came to the conclusion that it would be least trouble to see her.
"Shay," howled he, growing suddenly impatient. As the waiter did not then come, the man swelled with wrath.
This occasioned their observing that the house was still close shut, as the housekeeper had said she had left it on the previous night, and led to a great many suggestions: which terminated in two or three of the boldest getting round to the back, and so entering by a window, while the others remained outside, in impatient expectation.
He might not have done so even then, but for certain impatient tapping at the door he seemed to denote that some pretty hard knuckles were actively engaged upon the other side.
Coming slowly on through the forests of masts was a great steamship, beating the water in short impatient strokes with her heavy paddles as though she wanted room to breathe, and advancing in her huge bulk like a sea monster among the minnows of the Thames.
The season for the Line at length drew near; and every day when Ahab, coming from his cabin, cast his eyes aloft, the vigilant helmsman would ostentatiously handle his spokes, and the eager mariners quickly run to the braces, and would stand there with all their eyes centrally fixed on the nailed doubloon; impatient for the order to point the ship's prow for the equator.
She was weary, not because of the past, but because the fairy theatre of life still kept its curtain down, and forced her to play over and over again the impatient overture of her dreams.
Summary: London [UK], July 30 (ANI): Former Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons feels skipper Tamim Iqbal is getting a 'bit impatient' in the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka.
The impatient 19-yearold said: "Some people joked about it, talking about other stuff that might bring on labour such as sex, bouncing on balls...
VERY often when I send my column to the papers after writing, I never know who it has touched and what the results of my words are, and I think how often we are so impatient to see the results of some effort we are putting into, some venture or other!
figure By KEVIN MATARA I'm impatient, and that is how I have been for a long time.
Panelo denied that China is growing impatient about the progress of the agreements.
(You can put wings on your vehicle if you're too impatient.)