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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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Impatience Im*pa"tience . [OE. impacience, F. impatience, fr. L. impatientia.] The quality of being impatient; lack of endurance of pain, suffering, opposition, or delay; eagerness for change, or for something expected; restlessness; chafing of spirit; fretfulness; passion; as, the impatience of a child or an invalid. [1913 Webster]

I then, . . . Out of my grief and my impatience, Answered neglectingly. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

With huge impatience he inly swelt More for great sorrow that he could not pass, Than for the burning torment which he felt. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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