- having or showing the capacity for endurance: a man patient of distractions.
- susceptible of: This statement is patient of criticism.
Origin of patient
Examples from the Web for patiently
He patiently explains that overheating prisoners is not just a human-rights issue.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My mother removed them patiently while Grace cackled, thrilled that her prank had been a success.Welcome to Generation Overshare: Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift, and the Politics of Self-Disclosure|Marlow Stern|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His faith in a higher power helped his fear subside as he patiently waited to be rescued.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother|Justin Jones|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obama is what was once called a “long head”—a leader who patiently tries to think a few moves past everyone else.
Backstage, a young woman, who was just a child during the first two Cianci tenures, patiently waited to hand him her card.
All of these patiently endured all hardships leading down to the end of their mortal days.Life in a Thousand Worlds|William Shuler Harris
Im very poor, I confess; but I patiently bear what the Gods lay upon me.Prefaces to Terence's Comedies and Plautus's Comedies (1694)|Lawrence Echard
But he patiently put upon paper every note that his years of study and his gifted soul impelled.Stars of the Opera|Mabel Wagnalls
She stroked them and squeezed them and kissed them, and they bore it patiently in the expectation of food.The House by the River|A. P. Herbert
Surely, if I should be treated with injustice, you would not have me bear it patiently?Tales And Novels, Volume 7 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
Word Origin for patient
mid-14c., "enduring without complaint," from Old French pacient and directly from Latin patientem (see patience). Related: Patiently.
"suffering or sick person under medical treatment," late 14c., from Old French pacient (n.), from the adjective, from Latin patientem (see patience).