Patience

Pa"tience

(p"shns), n. [F. patience, fr. L. patientia. See Patient.] 1. The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc.
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Strengthened with all might, . . . unto all patience and long-suffering.
Col. i. 11.
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I must have patience to endure the load.
Shak.
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Who hath learned lowliness
From his Lord's cradle, patience from his cross.
Keble.
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2. The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance.
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Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
Matt. xviii. 29.
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3. Constancy in labor or application; perseverance.
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He learned with patience, and with meekness taught.
Harte.
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4. Sufferance; permission. [Obs.] Hooker.
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They stay upon your patience.
Shak.
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5. (Bot.) A kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb.
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6. (Card Playing) Solitaire.
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Syn. -- Patience, Resignation. Patience implies the quietness or self-possession of one's own spirit under sufferings, provocations, etc.; resignation implies submission to the will of another. The Stoic may have patience; the Christian should have both patience and resignation.
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