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- Had the patience of a man who worked a step at a time through month-long laboratory experiments —Elizabeth Spencer
- Mute and patient, like an old sheep waiting to be let out —Flannery O’Connor
See Also: SILENCE
- Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains —William Penn
- Patience is passion tamed —Lyman Abbott
- Patience is so like fortitude that she seems either her sister or her daughter —Aristotle
- The patience of someone who finds a wounded animal in the woods and stays with it —Sharon Olds
- Patient as a turtle —Mary Hedin
- (I’ll be as) patient as a gentle stream —William Shakespeare
- Patient as the matador —George Garrett
- Patient, like an old man who has just dug his grave —Sharon Olds
- Patiently as the spider weaves the broken web —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
- Patiently, like a weaver at his loom —Beryl Markham
- Stood as patiently as a horse being groomed —John D. MacDonald
- Tolerance … like that of a grandparent for unpredictable and troublesome children —William Faulkner
- Waiting patiently, in silence, as a cat does at a mousehole —Frank Swinnerton
patient as Griselda Extraordinarily patient, humble, and submissive. In Boccaccio’s Decameron (1353), Griselda was a common woman who married the Marquis of Saluzzo, a wealthy nobleman who subjected her to numerous tests of her womanly virtues. Griselda endured these tests without complaint, thus proving her patience, obedience, and meekness. The Griselda personage soon became the paragon of patience in the medieval miracle plays, and was further popularized by an appearance in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The name Griselda is still used in reference to a persevering, exceedingly patient woman.
sit tight To wait patiently; to bide one’s time; to await (sometimes anxiously) the results of an earlier activity; to refrain from voicing one’s opinions or ideas. This expression was originally a poker term applied to a person who, when it was his turn, neither bet nor threw in his cards, choosing instead to await the outcome of the game. Thus, while sit tight once smacked of stinginess, in contemporary applications, it usually implies patience.
|Noun||1.||patience - good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence|
good nature - a cheerful, obliging disposition
impatience - a dislike of anything that causes delay
|2.||patience - a card game played by one person|
canfield - a form of solitaire that involves gambling
klondike - a form of solitaire that begins with seven piles of cards with the top cards facing up; descending sequences of cards of alternating colors are built on these piles; as aces become available they are placed above the seven piles; the object is to build sequences in suit from ace to king as the remaining cards are dealt out one at a time
forbearance passion, excitement, irritation, impatience, nervousness, agitation, exasperation, restlessness
"Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience" [Comte de Buffon]
"Patience is the virtue of an ass" [Lord Lansdowne]
"They also serve who only stand and wait" [John Milton Sonnet on his Blindness]
"All things come to those who wait"
"Rome was not built in a day"
"Patience is a virtue"
my patience is exhausted → se me ha acabado or agotado la paciencia
you must have patience → hay que tener paciencia
I have no patience with you → ya no te aguanto más
he has no patience with fools → no soporta a los tontos
to lose one's patience (with sth/sb) → perder la paciencia (con algo/algn)
to try sb's patience → poner a prueba la paciencia de algn
to have the patience of a saint → tener más paciencia que un santo
to possess one's soul in patience → armarse de paciencia
He hasn't got much patience → Il n'a pas beaucoup de patience.
it takes patience to do ... → il faut de la patience pour faire ...
He doesn't have the patience to wait
BUT Il n'a pas la patience d'attendre.
to lose patience → perdre patience
to lose patience with sb → en avoir assez de qn
to try sb's patience, to test sb's patience → mettre la patience de qn à l'épreuve