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Wildlife photography requires a lot of patience.
Most people wouldn't have the patience for such painstaking work.
Have patience – he'll be there soon.
She was quickly losing patience with the whole project.
After waiting for an hour, I was beginning to run out of patience.
You need a lot of patience and understanding to be a good parent.
I'm afraid I have no patience with people like them.
She was quickly losing patience with the whole unfortunate situation.
You have to have the patience of a saint to work in a place like this.
This is the American English definition of patience. View British English definition of patience.
an old word for a young woman who is not married
a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple stylesadd a word
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