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impatience

[ im-pey-shuh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF impatience

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPATIENCE

At length, carried away by impatience, I reprimanded him publicly.

I am all impatience to hear how this astonishing change was effected.

The story was not yet finished; but George's impatience caused him to interrupt it.

Again the Judge put the question, this time with some impatience.

It was a hot day—she walked fast from the hurry and impatience of her mind.

I shall be all impatience to know how this matter ends between you and him.

Of each of these therefore in their turn; and first for the first of these, namely, impatience.

Caroline, with a movement of impatience, put her horse into a canter.

Burning with impatience as with a fever, he endured a long minute's wait.

It was plain that the man was quivering with impatience and half-mad with excitement.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old French impacience (Modern French impatience) and directly from Latin impatientia, from impatiens (see impatient).

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