Origin of impatience
Examples from the Web for impatience
American women expressed their support and impatience when fighting puritanism and conservatism using Femen tactics.
I called to her, but she slipped away with a tormenting smile at my helpless hands, and I followed her with some impatience.
I waited and waited, closing my eyes with fear and impatience, but all was silent as the grave.
Similarly, how little time Shostakovich spent on his work elucidates the fever and impatience of his mind.
It was characterized by apocalyptic and incendiary rhetoric, anger, impatience, and revolutionary zeal.
Mrs. March could hardly keep from laughing to see the children's impatience, though she felt nearly as impatient herself.Nelly's Silver Mine|Helen Hunt Jackson
He reflected in silence for a moment, and Denise made, in her turn, a hasty movement of impatience.The Isle of Unrest|Henry Seton Merriman
A few of them who could not control their impatience threw off their kerchiefs in the sun.The Queen Bee and Other Nature Stories|Carl Ewald
I was in a very fever of impatience and doubt what next to do.A Stable for Nightmares|J. Sheridan Le Fanu
"Wimmen are kind by natur," said the sailor, shutting his jackknife with a jerk, the only sign of impatience yet visible.Silent Struggles|Ann S. Stephens
c.1200, from Old French impacience (Modern French impatience) and directly from Latin impatientia, from impatiens (see impatient).