Origin of patience
Definition for patience (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for patience
It took a special, meticulous kind of person to accomplish the undertaking, someone with brains, patience, and nerves of steel.
Users also require the bandwidth and patience to download large files (Flames of War is nearly a gigabyte).
To their minds, he was like a child trying to test the limits of his family's patience and affection.
Leonard said, “Patience” or “Give it time” or “Wait your turn.”The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters|Alex Belth|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Duran believe that patience and tenacity helped things progress this far and they will be required in order for continued success.Helter Smelter No More: Moving to Conflict Free Minerals|Intel|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I ain't any patience with a man,' s'I, 'that lives on his toes.Friendship Village|Zona Gale
More than any other it represents difficulties mastered, resources combined, labour, courage and patience.Italian Hours|Henry James
I am conscious that while I have taxed your patience, I have given but an imperfect presentation of the subject.Anti-Slavery Opinions before the Year 1800|William Frederick Poole
Even in the days of abundant game the hunter was required to exercise much skill, patience, and endurance.Daniel Boone|Reuben Gold Thwaites
This answer would have satisfied most Christians endowed with any moderate degree of patience; but not so the ruffian.
British Dictionary definitions for patience
Word Origin for patience
Word Origin and History for patience
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.
Idioms and Phrases with patience
see try one's patience.