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PATIENT, a. pa'shent. L. patiens.

1. Having the quality of enduring evils without murmuring or fretfulness sustaining afflictions of body or mind with fortitude, calmness or christian submission to the divine will as a patient person, or a person of patient temper. It is followed by of before the evil endured as patient of labor or pain patient of heat or cold.
2. Not easily provoked calm under the sufferance of injuries or offenses not revengeful.

Be patient towards all men. 1 Thessalonians 5

3. Persevering constant in pursuit or exertion calmly diligent.

Whatever I have done is due to patient thought.

4. Not hasty not over eager or impetuous waiting or expecting with calmness or without discontent.

Not patient to expect the turns of fate.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Patient'. King James Dictionary.

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