Definition of 'tolerance'
Example sentences containing 'tolerance'
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Parents and schools must emphasise the importance of mutual respect and tolerance and warn of the damage bullying can do. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is not a sign of any disease - some people simply seem to have a very low tolerance. The Sun (2016)The picture of his burnt bus is now a campaign poster under the slogan 'zero tolerance for violence '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I have a zero drugs tolerance at my clubs... The situation can be fixed. The Sun (2016)You have to be selfish to know what you like, to care for yourself, which in fact breeds tolerance and respect for the other person. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hope can also affect your pain tolerance. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)The tolerance that stops people wearing crosses while reading the news? Times, Sunday Times (2006)We are nudged into an attitude of acceptance and tolerance. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Your extra understanding and tolerance gets a family pulling together. The Sun (2010)It seems to me that fashions in social tolerance change as much as fashions in frocks. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You generally have a low tolerance threshold and have lost your sense of humour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Such learning makes a vital contribution to respect and tolerance of individuals with different beliefs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You build up tolerance to it in training. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The reason this is a great country is the tolerance of people. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Through our acceptance and tolerance we have earned the right to correct her in love. Christianity Today (2000)There is zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol. The Sun (2010)The moon focuses on family life to add understanding and tolerance. The Sun (2011)Certainly there is much evidence of tolerance and understanding. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Sometimes people confuse zero tolerance on benefit fraud with zero tolerance for people on benefits. The Sun (2010)There is a sense of detached acceptance and tolerance. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Quite right, in terms of religious tolerance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They found turning the air blue increased pain tolerance by 50 per cent. The Sun (2012)They saw it as a beacon of British tolerance and respect. The Sun (2015)It has received western and Jordanian backing and has officially committed itself to democracy and religious tolerance. Times, Sunday Times (2015)When you're in a pub your brain expects you to drink and learns to build tolerance. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They found it increased pain tolerance by 50 per cent. The Sun (2014)They have championed a 'zero tolerance' approach in their recruitment of riders and staff. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The aim is to get them to sign up to a 'zero tolerance' manifesto. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'tolerance'
Very Common. tolerance is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'tolerance'
British English: tolerance NOUN
Tolerance is the quality of allowing other people to say and do as they like, even if you do not agree or approve of it.
...his tolerance and understanding of diverse human nature.
Definition of tolerance from the Collins English Dictionary
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