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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
advise caution/patience/restraint etc (=advise people to be careful, patient etc)
▪ The makers advise extreme caution when handling this material.
tax sb’s patience/strength etc
▪ The kids are really taxing my patience today.
▪ Whatever it is, they say it hundreds of times an hour with endless patience and cheerfulness.
▪ Despite a shy and diffident manner, Davison was a hard-working and gifted teacher of endless patience.
▪ The endless patience and hospitality of the people was astounding.
▪ A clear head and diplomacy were vital as well as endless patience.
▪ Painting by this method I am told requires great patience, and it does indeed take time to achieve such detail.
▪ With great patience, Sofia created a weekend that would offend no one.
▪ It takes great patience to build up a new technological business.
▪ It takes a great patience and faith to rest on the lyrical content and strip the music down to the bones.
▪ To achieve this transformation from the status of unwelcome stranger to that of fictive kinsman calls for great tact and patience.
▪ Over one thousand qualified, committed and underpaid young men and women can not be expected to exercise greater patience.
▪ Then he gently eased her arms down, and with infinite patience began to stroke her nightdress from her body.
▪ Working with organizations, or working to help people get organizations started, requires infinite time and patience.
▪ A man possessed of infinite patience.
▪ A really good listener who has infinite patience.
▪ I have very little patience for bad business practices, flaky software and technology for technology's sake.
▪ No wonder people have such little patience with new technology.
▪ She had little patience for people who did not follow their dreams.
▪ But unlike other landlords, he had little patience for and little faith in second chances.
▪ He had little patience with personal frailties.
▪ The police on duty could do little to stop them and, losing patience with the situation, arrested over twenty students.
▪ He was wet, cold and irritable and he was already losing patience with this case.
▪ No wonder they are losing patience.
▪ My current boyfriend knows there's something wrong but is losing patience with me.
▪ If you are losing patience just get out for a walk.
▪ The crowd began to lose patience and some slow hand-clapping broke out.
▪ Off it, he continues to lose patience with reporters.
▪ In fact, why don't you just keep quiet before I lose my patience?
▪ Those who were Protestant lost patience, status, or, in some cases, limb and life.
▪ Central government loses patience Local authorities did not respond in the way the government had hoped.
▪ He was losing patience, getting ready to bully me... and Amy was waking up.
▪ Finally the interrogators must have lost their patience, or perhaps it was just the heat of the vodka.
▪ Keith Jackson was starting to lose patience.
▪ One thing you will need is patience.
▪ Susan and Mary Lee probably needed more patience and carefree love than our particular family had to give.
▪ Sometimes we need patience and faithfulness, as we experience a desert of spiritual dryness.
▪ Record companies need to show patience.
▪ You'd need the patience of a bloody saint.
▪ You only need more patience to unravel a complexly worded question, not necessarily more ability.
▪ Parents need to learn patience and show their child that they are pleased with the progress.
▪ Male speaker Not only do they need a lot of power, they need a lot of patience.
▪ On Friday night Lord Dersingham had been playing patience.
▪ I've done nothing but read thrillers since the exams, apart from watching videos and playing patience to kill time.
▪ It was our neighbour, playing patience.
▪ So I play patience, and solitaire.
▪ This requires care and patience in the preparation, performance, and marking of the tests but it can be most rewarding.
▪ Doing any better than that will require imagination, patience and constant involvement.
▪ Painting by this method I am told requires great patience, and it does indeed take time to achieve such detail.
▪ Even damaging it at all seriously would require patience, cutting torches, and heavy equipment.
▪ Few journalists ever cover stories that require patience, time and money.
▪ Working with organizations, or working to help people get organizations started, requires infinite time and patience.
▪ After a while she began to get the message, but it required a lot of patience.
▪ Try using a fine sable rigger brush which will make very precise lines, although this does require patience!
▪ But against that, unemployment is soaring, industry running out of patience and he is about to authorise massive cuts in public spending.
▪ Corporate officials had run out of patience and the will to support the cash drain.
▪ Time was running out - and patience, too.
▪ We just ran out of patience with him.
▪ That's led to her finance company running out of patience and after several warnings, repossessing the house.
▪ The financial community has run out of patience.
▪ I wish I had shown more patience.
▪ Record companies need to show patience.
▪ She had always shown patience and self-denial when it came to the matter of other people's inventions.
▪ The scientists hope to try again today, which shows commendable patience.
▪ I would be stretching the patience of my audience if I commented on them.
▪ Working only with dementia sufferers in their own homes requires special skills, but also is taxing on patience and anxiety provoking.
▪ Blocked roads, wildcat action and frayed nerves tested the patience of commuters and consumers across the continent.
▪ Gable lost his cool with his pal Spencer Tracy who often tested the patience of his peers.
▪ Tigger tries the patience of his fellows not by wickedness but by excessive high-spirits.
▪ She quickly left, finding, as Luks had, that formal study tried her patience.
▪ It tried her patience, but she left him alone.
▪ Gore's dogged battle tries the patience of the U.S.
▪ He didn't need me building up yet more false hopes which did nothing except try his patience.
▪ The slow, fuzzy video and choppy sound were enough to try the patience of even the most patient.
▪ Incompetent candidates with friends valuable to Keith's political interest could try his patience sorely.
▪ They take some time to load programs and try the patience of young pupils.
▪ Nothing can test a professional's nerve and patience more than long waits between every shot.
▪ Jody is out of patience waiting for Jess's shooting problems to end.
▪ Mungo admired Emily's patience as she waited for the right moment to mention his proposition.
▪ No grace in it, and no patience to wait for thanks, even ironic thanks.
▪ Peace and patience wait for our obedience.
be patience/kindness/simplicity etc itself
have the patience of Job
stretch (sb's) patience/credulity
▪ I would be stretching the patience of my audience if I commented on them.
▪ It may stretch credulity to the point that signs of real abuse are overlooked.
the patience of a saint
▪ My husband, who has the patience of a saint, has helped me a great deal.
▪ In contrast, Travis must have been blessed with the patience of a saint.
try sb's patience
▪ This type of medical research requires enormous patience.
▪ But it required total commitment, a huge investment and much patience.
▪ Keith Jackson was starting to lose patience.
▪ More interesting was the momentary lapse of patience by Coach Dave Wannstedt in defending the moves.
▪ Solomon, in Proverbs, highlighted patience, where he said that a prince is made mellow by patience.
▪ The shepherd's skills and patience are still needed today, although barely a thousand shepherds work the summer Alpine pastures.
▪ The slow, fuzzy video and choppy sound were enough to try the patience of even the most patient.
▪ We just ran out of patience with him.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Monk \Monk\, n. [AS. munuc, munec, munc, L. monachus, Gr. ?, fr. mo`nos alone. Cf. Monachism.]

  1. A man who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of the world, and devotes himself to religion; one of a religious community of men inhabiting a monastery, and bound by vows to a life of chastity, obedience, and poverty. ``A monk out of his cloister.''

    Monks in some respects agree with regulars, as in the substantial vows of religion; but in other respects monks and regulars differ; for that regulars, vows excepted, are not tied up to so strict a rule of life as monks are.

  2. (Print.) A blotch or spot of ink on a printed page, caused by the ink not being properly distributed. It is distinguished from a friar, or white spot caused by a deficiency of ink.

  3. A piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the powder hose or train of a mine.

  4. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. A South American monkey ( Pithecia monachus); also applied to other species, as Cebus xanthocephalus.

    2. The European bullfinch.

      Monk bat (Zo["o]l.), a South American and West Indian bat ( Molossus nasutus); -- so called because the males live in communities by themselves.

      Monk bird(Zo["o]l.), the friar bird.

      Monk seal (Zo["o]l.), a species of seal ( Monachus albiventer) inhabiting the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the adjacent parts of the Atlantic.

      Monk's rhubarb (Bot.), a kind of dock; -- also called patience ( Rumex Patientia).

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, "quality of being willing to bear adversities, calm endurance of misfortune, suffering, etc.," from Old French pacience "patience; sufferance, permission" (12c.) and directly from Latin patientia "patience, endurance, submission," also "indulgence, leniency; humility; submissiveness; submission to lust;" literally "quality of suffering." It is an abstract noun formed from the adjective patientem (nominative patiens) "bearing, supporting; suffering, enduring, permitting; tolerant," but also "firm, unyielding, hard," used of persons as well as of navigable rivers, 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.


n. 1 The quality of being patient. 2 Any of various card games that can be played by one person. Called solitaire in the US. (gloss: card game).

  1. n. good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence [syn: forbearance, longanimity] [ant: impatience]

  2. a card game played by one person [syn: solitaire]


Patience (or forbearing) is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on negative annoyance/ anger; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one can have before negativity. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast. Antonyms include hastiness and impetuousness.

Patience (poem)

Patience ( Middle English: Pacience) is a Middle English alliterative poem written in the late 14th century. Its unknown author, designated the " Pearl Poet" or "Gawain-Poet", also appears, on the basis of dialect and stylistic evidence, to be the author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Cleanness (all ca. 1360-1395) and may have composed St. Erkenwald. This is thought to be true because the techniques and vocabulary of regional dialect of the unknown author is that of Northwest Midlands, located between Shropshire and Lancashire.

The manuscript, Cotton Nero A.x is in the British Museum. The first published edition was in Early English Alliterative Poems in the West Midland Dialect of the fourteenth century, printed by the Early English Text Society. Of Patience, considered the slightest of the four poems, its only manifest source is the Vulgate Bible. It also resembles Latin poems by Tertullian and Bishop Marbod. There are certain mannerisms found in Patience that Pearl does not have. For instance, both homilies clearly follow the same pattern: 1. statement of theme, 2. announcement of the text from the New Testament, 3. discussion of another passage from the New Testament in elucidation of that text, 4. and elaborate paraphrase of exemplum or exempla, from the Old Testament.

Patience (George Michael album)

Patience is the fifth studio album by the British singer-songwriter George Michael, released in 2004. The much delayed follow-up to Older is considered Michael's comeback album since it was Michael's first album composed of original material since 1996, and his first for Sony Music Entertainment since 1990's Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1. The album spanned six singles. The first two, " Freeek!" and " Shoot the Dog", were already released in 2002 by Polydor, when the album was originally due.

Patience (disambiguation)

Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances.

Patience may also refer to:

Patience (Take That song)

"Patience" is a song by British boy band Take That. It was released on 13 November 2006 as the first single from their comeback album, Beautiful World. The single peaked at the top of the UK Singles Chart, and also topped of the charts in Germany, Spain and Switzerland, as well as peaking with the top ten of the charts in Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Austria and Sweden.

Patience (Over the Rhine album)

Patience is Over the Rhine's second studio album, released independently in 1992, and re-released in 1993 as the band's first release on I.R.S. Records.

Patience (Peter Hammill album)

Patience is an album by Peter Hammill. It was released in August 1983 on Naive Records, a label founded by Gordian Troeller, the former manager of Hammill's band Van der Graaf Generator. It was remastered in 1991 and released on Fie! Records. It was the second album to feature the collective known as the K Group (the first was Enter K) — Hammill, Guy Evans (Hammill's former colleague in VdGG), John Ellis (of The Vibrators), and Nic Potter (also occasionally of VdGG.)

Patience reached #15 in the UK Indie Chart.

The members of the K Group adopted aliases for this and some other recordings. Hammill was "K", Evans was "Brain", Ellis was "Fury" and Potter was "Mozart".

"Patient", "Traintime" and "Comfortable" have all been played regularly by Hammill in live performance in recent years.

Patience (opera)

Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride, is a comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera is a satire on the aesthetic movement of the 1870s and '80s in England and, more broadly, on fads, superficiality, vanity, hypocrisy and pretentiousness; it also satirizes romantic love, rural simplicity and military bluster.

First performed at the Opera Comique, London, on 23 April 1881, Patience moved to the 1,292-seat Savoy Theatre on 10 October 1881, where it was the first theatrical production in the world to be lit entirely by electric light. Henceforth, the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas would be known as the Savoy Operas, and both fans and performers of Gilbert and Sullivan would come to be known as "Savoyards."

Patience was the sixth operatic collaboration of fourteen between Gilbert and Sullivan. It ran for a total of 578 performances, which was seven more than the authors' earlier work, H.M.S. Pinafore, and the second longest run of any work of musical theatre up to that time, after the operetta Les Cloches de Corneville.

Patience (Guns N' Roses song)

"Patience" is a song by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, which appears on the album G N' R Lies and was released as a single in 1989. The song peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is played using three acoustic guitars and was recorded in a single session by producer Mike Clink. A music video of the song was shot and appears on the band's music video DVD, Welcome to the Videos. The music and lyrics were both written by Izzy Stradlin.

Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon later implied that Guns N' Roses had copied Tesla's earlier work, stating that a demo by Tesla called "Better Off Without You" was "'Patience' note for note." Hannon later backtracked on his blog, saying "The song is a great song that they wrote themselves, and it is only the end part that has any similar part to the guitar chords we used. I apologize for any controversy or dis-respect I may have projected in my joking around with Eddie Trunk about this."

The motivation for the track is generally accepted to be the troublesome relationship between Axl Rose and his now ex-wife Erin Everly, though this was never stated in the album or interviews. According to bass guitarist Duff McKagan, "Axl came up with a great lyric, seemingly out of nowhere, that of course became the story and melody of that song." It has also been stated by the band that Izzy wrote the song about his ex-girlfriend Angela Nicoletti McCoy.

Steven Adler did not record on the track, although in some live performances prior to release of the album, such as their performance at the Orange County Fair in New York in the summer of 1988, percussion (and electric instruments) were used.

In the video, the band members are situated in a hotel where they are the only constant images, as all other people are present for a moment, then fade away. More recently fans have taken another view on the song, as now Rose is the only remaining member from the original lineup. In a precognitive twist, the final parts of the video show Rose sitting alone in his home watching older Guns N' Roses videos in what appears to be a sad and lonely state.

The video, directed by Nigel Dick, was one of many produced by the band. It was the last video in which Steven Adler appeared (even though he did not play on the recorded track) and the last before the Use Your Illusion videos. The video was shot in The Ambassador Hotel, famous because Bobby Kennedy was assassinated there in 1968. The hotel was inoperative and scheduled for demolition, but was not demolished until 2006.

  • Filming took place on Valentine's Day during 1989.
  • The performance scenes were shot at the Record Plant.
  • Mike Clink was featured in the video, sitting at the mixing board.
Patience (game)

Patience, or solitaire as it is known in the US and Canada, is a genre of card games that can be played by a single player. Patience games can also be played in a head-to-head fashion with the winner selected by a scoring scheme.

In the US, the term solitaire is often used specifically to refer to solitaire with cards, while in other countries solitaire specifically refers to peg solitaire. Both Solitaire and Patience are sometimes used to refer specifically to the Klondike form of Patience.

Patience (play)

Patience is a play written and published in 1998 by Jason Sherman ( It is about Reuben, who one day loses everything. The play follows a path similar to David Mamet's play Edmond. It traces a psychological journey through Reuben's head while he tries to figure out how everything happened. The play was written at a time when the story would hit home for a lot of middle-aged, middle-class men.

Patience (given name)

Patience is an English feminine given name referring to the virtue of patience. It was a name created by the Puritans in the 1600s. It has seen steady, though infrequent, usage in the United States throughout its history. The name has ranked among the top 1,000 names given to newborn girls in the United States since 1994, when it returned to the top 1,000 for the first time since 1894. In 2011, it was the 843rd most popular name given to newborn American girls.

Patience (Dreamgirls song)

"Patience" is a 2006 (see 2006 in music) song written by Henry Krieger and Willie Reale for the motion picture adaptation of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls. An inspirational "message song" meant to evoke the early-1970s work of artists such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Donny Hathaway, "Patience" is performed in the film and on its soundtrack by Eddie Murphy, Anika Noni Rose, and Keith Robinson. In the context of the film, "Patience" is a socially conscious song written by C.C. White (Robinson), and recorded by Jimmy Early (Murphy), Lorrell Robinson (Rose), and a gospel choir in a scene set in 1973. The song was produced by The Underdogs.

"Patience" was one of three Dreamgirls songs nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 79th Academy Awards; the others were " Love You I Do" and " Listen". At the 2007 Academy Awards ceremony, "Patience" was performed by Rose and Robinson along with a gospel choir and their co-stars Beyoncé Knowles and Jennifer Hudson. All three Dreamgirls songs lost the Oscar to " I Need to Wake Up" by Melissa Etheridge from the film An Inconvenient Truth.

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Patience (The X-Files)

"Patience" is the third episode of the eighth season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network on . The episode was written and directed by series creator Chris Carter. "Patience" is a "Monster-of-the-Week" story, unconnected to the series' wider mythology. The episode received a Nielsen rating of 8.2 and was viewed by 13.3 million viewers. The episode received mixed to negative reviews from critics.

The series centers on FBI special agents Dana Scully ( Gillian Anderson) and her new partner John Doggett ( Robert Patrick)—following the alien abduction of her former partner, Fox Mulder ( David Duchovny)—who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files. In this episode, John Doggett, after having been assigned to the X-Files, joins Scully to investigate a series of gruesome murders that appear to be the work of a bat-like creature. This being their first case together, Scully and Doggett find that their investigative techniques are less than similar.

Carter was inspired to write "Patience" to emulate the "back-to-basics stand alones […] of the earlier seasons". The episode was the first The X-Files entry to neither feature actor David Duchovny nor feature his name in the opening credits. Furthermore, the episode was crafted to be the first to test Doggett's skepticism of paranormal activity.

Patience (The Dead C album)

Patience is the twelfth album by New Zealand noise rock band The Dead C, released on October 12, 2010 through Ba Da Bing Records.

Usage examples of "patience".

It is a more easy task to provoke the metaphysical disputes of the Greeks, to drive into the cloister the victims of anarchy or despotism, to sanctify the patience of slaves and cowards, or to assume the merit of the humanity and benevolence of modern Christians.

I have not patience to relate how many initial letters of antiphonaries and sixteenth-, seventeenth- and even eighteenth-century miniatures have been touched up or repainted and passed off as true and ancient representations of Jeanne.

The other antiquarian woman had made sure to show her disapproval of Patience and a fast reputation, all couched in seemingly concerned tones and sentences, of course.

I have indulged in useless and apostatic whining long enough and I must have exhausted your patience and the bonds of our friendship long since.

Heraclius himself, with the skill and patience of a centurion, inculcated the lessons of the school of tactics, and the soldiers were assiduously trained in the use of their weapons, and the exercises and evolutions of the field.

Below the walls fumed Chonodomarius, in equal rage that his plans for a swift blow against the Caesar had been thwarted, and that he was now reduced to besieging a large, walled town with troops that were insufficient in either number or patience to do so successfully.

Barbarians were confounded by the image of their own patience and the masculine females, spitting in the faces of their sons and husbands, most bitterly reproached them for betraying their dominion and freedom to these pygmies of the south, contemptible in their numbers, diminutive in their stature.

When he perceived his real situation, instead of entering into useless remonstrance, or in any manner betraying alarm, he again turned to Jacopo with an air of patience and resignation.

The review of one drab and uninspired extrapolation after another had drained his patience.

To have risked the life of himself and his groom, not to mention the lives of two prime pieces of horseflesh to rescue a silly girl who did not need rescuing, was enough to try the patience of a saint.

With a frustrated humph, Patience picked up her skirts and darted down the steps.

There was something unsettling about the Tonton Macoute sitting in the corner of the lounge, watching them from behind his dark glasses with the unblinking patience of a snake.

To Masin it was easy enough, and was merely a question of time and patience.

Herbie, a massasauga rattlesnake, dry beaded patience coiled under a ledge of gray shale, the only item in the room, besides the cash register, not for sale.

Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, who hath vouchsafed to choose you to an espousalship like that of the blessed Mary, mother of our Lord, Jesus Christ - ad beatae Mariae matris Domini nostri Jesus Christ consortium - hallow you, that in the presence of God and of His angels, you may persevere, untouched and undefiled, and hold to your purpose, love, chastity, and keep patience that you may merit to receive the crown of His blessing, through the same Christ our Lord.