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She said she believes most teachers are doing what they can to navigate the situation, but parents are impatient about schools reopening and are demanding transparency and accountability.

In a series of 2012 experiments, psychologists found that when participants were primed to think of their time as carrying monetary value, they were more impatient and experienced less pleasure during leisure activities like listening to music.

The challenge next moves to more-fraught terrain — getting impatient Americans to understand that, while a vaccine is here, most will have to wait.

Sometimes I am sad, I get mad, I get anxious, I get frustrated, I get impatient and I am working on all of that.

City officials wanted to buy the building, but the owners were impatient.

“I came here for him,” one woman groans, gesturing impatiently toward where the music is coming from.

After a great deal of impatiently attempting to convince Andrea to come with her, Michonne finally just ditches Woodbury alone.

To begin impatiently is the worst mistake a writer can make.

We love them too strongly, too impatiently; we look at them too hard.

His face flushed with annoyance, and taking off his soft hat he began to beat it impatiently against his leg as he walked.

But Grandfather Mole only shook his head impatiently, as if to say that digging a hole wouldn't help him this time.

"Never mind the fellow; we have more than enough to think of in our own affairs," exclaimed his friend, impatiently.

She rose impatiently and bathed her eyes before ringing for the maid to lace her for dinner—it was long past tea-time.

He walked impatiently to the foot of the stairs, and turned again toward the street door.


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to impatiently, such as: actively, ardently, breathlessly, cordially, earnestly, and energetically.

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