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Definition of "patience" []

  • The capacity, quality, or fact of being patient. (noun)
  • Chiefly British The game solitaire. (noun)
  • Tolerant and even-tempered perseverance (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The capacity for calmly enduring pain, trying situations, etc (noun)
  • Any of various card games for one player only, in which the cards may be laid out in various combinations as the player tries to use up the whole pack (noun)
  • Permission; sufferance (noun)

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Use "patience" in a sentence
  • ""How long will the poor endure this religion -- this make-believe -- which preaches patience, _patience_! when it ought to be urging war?""
  • ""You can't use the word patience in the city of Philadelphia, which I never used," Stefanski said before the game."
  • "However, just when the patience is at the point of exhaustion, when one might leave the theater with a clear consience, the film comes to fitful life. ”"