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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimpatienceim‧pa‧tience /ɪmˈpeɪʃəns/ noun [uncountable]  1 WAITannoyance at having to accept delays, other people’s weaknesses etc opp patienceimpatience with his impatience with the slowness of bureaucratic procedures A note of impatience had entered his voice.2 ENTHUSIASTICgreat eagerness for something to happen, especially something that is going to happen soonimpatience to do something She was bursting with impatience to tell Natalia what had happened.
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impatienceYet they paid for his impatience.All this is not to say that Basil was incapable of showing normal human impatience or intolerance.Partnership continued to elude me, and it embarrassed and frustrated me, although objectively I knew my impatience was largely unwarranted.Only - wasn't there a hint of impatience inside his patterns too?It is a tribute to our impatience and boredom that we are already asking this question three months premature.She could see shrugging impatience in his shoulders.After the patience of the last few years, he wrote, why this sudden impatience?impatience withThere is growing impatience with delays in court and long trials.impatience to do somethingIt is very important that you don't allow impatience to tempt you into over-exposure and sunburn.Cars were edging forward with barely controlled impatience to the steady whiplash accompaniment of their windscreen wipers.And tonight, her desperate impatience to go out at a particular hour ... He was certain he was right.Some troops expressed impatience to get home.Claudia tugged at his shirt, sending buttons flying in her impatience to touch his magnificent body.All the strained confusions of the night are over, all the sleepless impatience to get on with the job.
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