The IAEA, accustomed to long, drawn-out inspections, seems to have lost its patience.
It is a sobering truth that has long term implications for U.S. patience in dealing with the Afghan-Pakistan conundrum.
One of their subjects could be the time and patience it takes to capture a perfect likeness, and to be the subject of one.
It took a special, meticulous kind of person to accomplish the undertaking, someone with brains, patience, and nerves of steel.
When Fry is told he must wait to drink the Slurm beverage, he points out his understanding of time and patience.
Ferriday had neither the time nor the patience for the task.
Something she has heard of you which carries her beyond the bounds of patience.
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.
The trial of patience had been long for Margaret but it was over now.
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.