Impatience sentence example

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  • She leaned back, unwilling to let her impatience show.
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  • Impatience prompted me to telephone Ethel Reagan before the allotted hour was up.
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  • The impatience of the king and his wife gave the minister no time to mature his plans.
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  • The jealousy of France and the impatience of Queen Christina were the chief causes of the inadequacy of her final recompense.
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  • Burgess answered quickly, impatience showing in his voice.
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  • These measures, and the excitement which followed the arrival of the radicals from Zwickau, led Luther to return to Wittenberg in March 1522, where he preached a series of sermons attacking the impatience of the radical party, and setting forth clearly his own views of what the progress of the Reformation should be.
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  • Impatience of Johnson's criticisms and infirmities had been steadily growing with Mrs Thrale since 1774.
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  • Day after day she moved her pencil in the same tracks along the grooved paper, never for a moment expressing the least impatience or sense of fatigue.
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  • The cousins met after an interval of twenty-three years, and Lady Hesketh was to be Cowper's good angel to the end, even though her letters disclose a considerable impatience with Mrs Unwin.
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  • His tone suggested impatience, but his expression gave no clue as to why.
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  • A few months later his passionate impatience overcame his policy and his fears.
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  • In time, notwithstanding a certain inherent individualism and impatience of control, veritable despotisms arose in the Semitic world, although such organizations were invariably liable to sudden collapse as the old forms of life broke down with changing conditions.'
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  • The cunning of the Normans is plain enough; so is their impatience of restraint, unless held down by a strong master.
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  • She stamped her foot with impatience.
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  • The only speech made by him during his three years in parliament that was listened to with impatience was, curiously enough, his speech in favour of counteracting democracy by providing for the representation of minorities.
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  • A scarcely less important service was rendered to the ministry by his Letter to the October Club, artfully composed to soothe the impatience of Harley's extreme followers.
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  • In the pleasure of doing this, I did not stop to look at my own gifts; but when I was ready for them, my impatience for the real Christmas to begin almost got beyond control.
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  • And each visitor, though politeness prevented his showing impatience, left the old woman with a sense of relief at having performed a vexatious duty and did not return to her the whole evening.
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  • It is impatience, a perversity of will, that is the cause of error.
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  • The arrival of the emperor had been awaited in the capital with an impatience which is expressed by Pliny and by Martial.'
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  • To her impatience and pining for him were now added the unpleasant recollection of her interview with Princess Mary and the old prince, and a fear and anxiety of which she did not understand the cause.
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  • At the same time her undisguised impatience of the cumbrous court etiquette shocked many people, and her taste for pleasure led her to seek the society of the comte d'Artois and his young and dissolute circle.
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  • He acknowledged no acquaintances but saw in all these men only brothers, and burned with impatience to set to work with them.
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  • His keenly logical intellect, and his impatience of authority where it clashed with his own convictions, quite unfitted him for that unquestioning obedience which the Church demanded.
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  • When Pliny hesitates about a small affair relating to Dio Chrysostom (the Bithynian friend of Nerva and Trajan), the emperor betrays a not unnatural impatience in his response: potuisti non haerere, mi Secunde carissime (82).
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  • But the rashness of the emperor's brother Titianus and of Proculus, prefect of the praetorian guards, added to Otho's feverish impatience, overruled all opposition, and an immediate advance was decided upon, Otho himself remaining behind with a considerable reserve force at Brixellum, on the southern bank of the Po.
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  • With these qualities Fichte himself combined a certain impetuosity and impatience probably derived from his mother, a woman of a somewhat querulous and jealous disposition.
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  • She responds quickly to the gentle pressure of affection, the pat of approval, the jerk of impatience, the firm motion of command, and to the many other variations of the almost infinite language of the feelings; and she has become so expert in interpreting this unconscious language of the emotions that she is often able to divine our very thoughts.
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  • Seeing them pass, Prince Vasili drew back with obvious impatience, while the princess jumped up and with a gesture of desperation slammed the door with all her might.
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  • The failure of these negotiations, for which he was only in part responsible, led to the universal movement of indignation and impatience, which ended, in France, in the declaration of neutrality (1408), and at Pisa, in the decree of deposition against the two pontiffs (1409).
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  • This solution was spoiled by the impatience of Garibaldi and the supineness of the Romans themselves.
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  • That impatience of authority to which we owe the Renaissance, the Reformation and the birth of Nationalism, is not stilled by the downfall of Aristotle as the nomen appellativum of the schools.
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  • Burke, no doubt, in the course of that unparalleled trial showed some prejudice; made some minor overstatements of his case; used many intemperances; and suffered himself to be provoked into expressions of heat and impatience by the cabals of the defendant and his party, and the intolerable incompetence of the tribunal.
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  • In 1881 the Dynastic Liberals began to show impatience at being kept too long in the cold shade of opposition.
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  • Sagasta held on as long as was necessary to secure the promulgation of the universal suffrage law, but he noticed that the queen-regent, when he waited upon her for the despatch of public business, showed almost daily more impatience for a change of policy, until at last, in July 1890, she peremptorily told him that she considered the time had come for calling the Conservatives and their mililary patrons to her councils.
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  • The impatience of the king and the severity of the winter then compelled him (February 1444) to return home, but not before he had utterly broken the sultan's power in Bosnia, Herzegovina, Servia, Bulgaria and Albania.
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  • That he was an ambitious man, fond of power, and haughty in his attitude to those who differed from him in opinion, may be granted, but it must also be conceded that he sought for power in order to confer invaluable services upon his country, and that impatience of opposition was not unnatural in a man who had exercised an almost supreme control of administrative affairs for upwards of three decades.
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  • Long before his death, Bright's references in public speeches to the achievements of the Anti-Corn Law League were received with respectful impatience, and Peel's famous speech on the repeal of the corn laws would not convince the German Reichstag or a modern House of Commons.
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  • 3); and the writer's very impatience to hurry to their side implies that the crisis was both sudden and urgent.
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  • The strong sense of social wrongs, the impatience with tongue-religion, the utter ignoring of ceremonialism, the reflection on the value and significance of "life," are distinctive simply of the "wisdom" writers.
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  • "He's a death dealer," Toby said with impatience.
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  • The girls ' explosions of impatience with official pomposity may have been a safety valve for his own.
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  • "You don't seem to understand how important you are," he said at last with barely restrained impatience.
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  • "If she ever gets out of bed," Ryland added with a hint of impatience.
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  • While sympathizing with the ideas and aims of the "Young Turkey" party, he was anxious to restrain its impatience, but the sultan's obduracy led to a coalition between the grand vizier, the war minister and Midhat Pasha, which deposed him in May 1876, and he was murdered in the following month.
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  • But Conrad hoped to attack sooner than he eventually did; his troops were ready in April, but the snow caused a delay which gave rise to much impatience at Austrian headquarters.
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  • One of his best lieutenants said of him in a moment of impatience: " Lord Derby is like the God of Hegel: ` Er setzt sich, er verneint sich, er verneint seine Negation.'
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  • But he was resolved to accept the verdict of the battle which his own impatience had hastened.
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  • Walid therefore retired to the country, and passed his time there in hunting, cultivating poetry, music and the like, waiting with impatience for the death of Hisham and planning vengeance on all those whom he suspected of having opposed him.
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  • The new consuls were to be murdered on the 1st of January; but the plot - the execution of which was deferred till the 5th of February - failed in consequence of the impatience of Catiline, who gave the signal too hastily.
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  • For all his Wagnerian impatience, his progress was no struggle from out of a squalid environment; on the contrary, one of his latest discoveries was the greatness of his master Haydn.
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  • But their impatience of control, reflected in the form of government adopted, led to disastrous consequences.
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  • Cobden's argumentative speeches were regarded more sympathetically than Bright's more rhetorical appeals, and in a debate on Villiers's annual motion against the Corn Laws Bright was heard with so much impatience that he was obliged to sit down.
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  • impatience for change.
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  • "That's been every day for the past month," he said with some impatience.
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  • "Are all women of your world unusual?" he asked with impatience.
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  • "It's been an intra-galaxy war for generations!" he said with some impatience.
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  • Irascibility is regarded as permissible in sickly children only: grown people are supposed to be superior to displays of impatience.
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  • He visited privately many of the leading citizens of the city, statesmen, divines and merchants, and besought them to take the lead in a national movement against slavery; but they all with one consent made excuse, some of them listening to his plea with manifest impatience.
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  • Fleurys inclination was not to misuse Frances traditional policy by exaggerating it, but to respect his sworn word; he dared not press his opinion, however, and yielded to the fiery impatience of young hot-heads like the two Belle-Isles, and of all those who, infatuated by Frederick II., felt sick of doing nothing at Versailles and were backed up by Louis XV.s bellicose mistresses.
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  • He looked like a corporate chairman ready to give an annual report as he rolled his eyes with impatience at his brother who dominated the conversation with laughter and silly stories.
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  • Rhyn turned to peer at her through silvery eyes, flicking his tail in impatience.
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  • betokens rather his impatience at being met by what may have seemed to him an enigmatical subtlety.
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  • My brother's wife uttered an exclamation of impatience.
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  • fretful impatience; nor was it to be wondered at, considering our disagreeable ride.
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  • impatience of youth pictured an endless slog with a shovel, which indeed it must have been.
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  • impatience of the masses and the counter-revolutionary character of the Soviet moderates.
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  • The key demands reflect growing impatience at a lack of change for Black communities.
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  • He is also a lawyer who suffers acute impatience with the processes of the law.
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  • impatience with the processes of the law.
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  • ossifyrnist impatience with ossified form is frequently misunderstood; Sinclair's dissatisfaction with words is the iconoclasm of an image-maker, not a nihilist.
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  • He'll work with you to get rid of the Others, she said with some impatience.
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  • "You'll do it, and you'll get what you want," she said with some impatience.
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  • In the interval Aristobulus provoked him by his display of a certain impatience.
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  • In 1490, the seventh year of his residence at Milan, after some expressions of impatience on the part of his patron, he had all but got his model ready for display on the occasion of the marriage of Ludovico with Beatrice d'Este, but at the last moment was dissatisfied with what he had done and determined to begin all over again.
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  • The purpose of this excellent law, which would have laid firmly the basis for gradual change, was defeated by the impatience of the French colonists.
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  • In Hungary, meanwhile, impatience at the rule of women induced the great family of the Horvathys to offer the crown of St Stephen to Charles III.
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  • A few of our students have shown an impatience to move from simple drills to advanced drills to swimming to swimming fast.
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  • Thus we feel some impatience in Hal's behalf.
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  • But even then he had a passionate impatience to become a powerful magician.
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  • impatience for results lead you to ignore the need for dialog and participation?
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  • Over lunch one day, he expressed a certain impatience with " victim nationalities " .
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  • I felt ashamed, until I remembered my own impatience as a driver.
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  • And, up to a point, such impatience is understandable.
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  • We waited therefore with the greatest impatience, for the return of Edward in order to impart to him the result of our Deliberations.
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  • It was an answer that characterized equally the revolutionary impatience of the masses and the counter-revolutionary character of the Soviet moderates.
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  • Perhaps the Chancellor is becoming a little slapdash in his impatience to move next door in Downing street.
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  • wafflehe presenter thinks you are just waffling, it invites impatience and sudden abbreviation of your offering.
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  • He attributed to his early discipline in this logic an impatience of vague language which in all likelihood was really fostered in him by his study of the Platonic dialogues and of Bentham, for he always had in himself more 6f Plato's fertile ingenuity in canvassing the meaning of vague terms than the schoolman's rigid consistency in the use of them.
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  • For this criticism he has himself constantly been reproved, and Tennyson (whose impatience of anything like censure was phenomenal) continued to resent it to the end of his life.
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  • In his early writings, for example, more particularly those making up Naturphilosophie, one finds in painful abundance the evidences of hastily acquired knowledge, impatience of the hard labour of minute thought, over-confidence in the force of individual genius, and desire instantaneously to present even in crudest fashion the newest idea that has dawned upon the thinker.
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  • The eyes and face of the sick man showed impatience.
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  • He seemed in better spirits than usual and awaited his son with great impatience.
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  • Raevski, twitching forward the black hair on his temples as was his habit, glanced now at Kutuzov and now at the door with a look of impatience.
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  • His zeal for the total and correct application of the Sharia and his impatience with unjust and venal scholars is thus understandable.
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  • If the presenter thinks you are just waffling, it invites impatience and sudden abbreviation of your offering.
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  • Neither you nor your baby will benefit from impatience or frustration.
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  • Care should also be taken to control anger or impatience to prevent re-injury in the future.
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  • These claw clips help to ensure that your hair stays off of your face, which helps to lessen any impatience you may feel during the blow drying process.
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  • You're prone to outbursts brought on by impatience.
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  • Their impatience to look fit and trim outweighs the dangers associated with losing weight drastically and too quickly.
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  • Having seen their actions in the stormy hours of the Revolution, he despised them and looked upon them as incapable of disinterested conduct, conceited, and obsessed by the notion of equality~ Hence his colossal egoism, his habitual disregard of others, his jealous passion for power, his impatience of all contradiction, his vain untruthful boasting, his unbridled self-sufficiency and lack of moderationpassions which were gradually to cloud his clear faculty of reasoning.
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