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May's patience has snapped much earlier than that of her predecessors. Times, Sunday Times (2016)GOLF was surely invented for people with much more patience than I have. The Sun (2016)Rose looked up from the small table where she was playing patience. Paige, Frances The Glasgow Girls (1994)Patience was wearing thin and time was running out. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The hardest thing for me to deal with in getting older is patience. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Patience may not come naturally but can double your success at work. The Sun (2014)You just need a little patience while it sets in the fridge. The Sun (2014)Patience was not one of her virtues. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He quickly lost patience with players who were insufficiently like him. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Finding one for sale is a game of patience and specialist contacts. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It takes patience to write something meaningful. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The worse days are those days when we lose patience with one another. Christianity Today (2000)The calm patience he maintained thereafter showed he is fully engaged. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Playing patience on my laptop is not the answer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And it has been noticeable how their patience has been wearing increasingly thin. The Sun (2010)Talking to the family about money may test your patience but gets the right results. The Sun (2014)Patience may not be a strong point in this country right now. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You have little patience for attention to minor detail at the moment. The Sun (2015)He has limited patience with players whose attitude continues to be disruptive. Times, Sunday Times (2006)My wife is beginning to lose patience too. The Sun (2013)He won the game of patience by hardly playing an aggressive shot on the offside. The Sun (2009)Patience gets the right results at home. The Sun (2014)Patience and dedication may not sound exciting but earn you a place on a work team. The Sun (2013)It is rather one of patience. Geoffrey A. Moore INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)There are signs that drivers' patience is wearing thin. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Here, as on the domestic front, calm and patience above all are required. Times, Sunday Times (2016)

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British English: patience /ˈpeɪʃəns/ NOUN
If you have patience, you are able to stay calm and not get annoyed, for example when something takes a long time.
He doesn't have the patience to wait.
  • American English: patience
  • Arabic: صَبْرٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: paciência
  • Chinese: 耐性
  • Croatian: strpljenje
  • Czech: trpělivost
  • Danish: tålmodighed
  • Dutch: geduld
  • European Spanish: paciencia
  • Finnish: kärsivällisyys
  • French: patience
  • German: Geduld
  • Greek: υπομονή
  • Italian: pazienza
  • Japanese: 忍耐
  • Korean: 인내
  • Norwegian: tålmodighet
  • Polish: cierpliwość
  • European Portuguese: paciência
  • Romanian: răbdare
  • Russian: терпение
  • Spanish: paciencia
  • Swedish: tålamod
  • Thai: ความอดทน
  • Turkish: sabır
  • Ukrainian: терпіння
  • Vietnamese: sự kiên nhẫn

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