impatience


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impatience

adjective agitation, anger, annoyance, anxiety, disquiet, eager, excitable, excited, have a short temper, in impetuosity, intolerance, nervousness, possess a quick temper, prickly, quick tempered, short, snappish
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As they drew near the end of their journey, her impatience for a sight of the abbey -- for some time suspended by his conversation on subjects very different -- returned in full force, and every bend in the road was expected with solemn awe to afford a glimpse of its massy walls of grey stone, rising amidst a grove of ancient oaks, with the last beams of the sun playing in beautiful splendour on its high Gothic windows.
she cried, breathless with agitation and impatience.
In the meantime, he desired "I would go on with my utmost diligence to learn their language, because he was more astonished at my capacity for speech and reason, than at the figure of my body, whether it were covered or not;" adding, "that he waited with some impatience to hear the wonders which I promised to tell him.
What you say is very well founded; and my impatience has shown its heels to my politeness.
The king had no mustache to gnaw, and therefore kept biting the handle of his whip instead, with ill-concealed impatience.
Judging by the time we occupied in making the journey, and a little also by my own impatience, I should say that Crickgelly must have been at least twenty miles distant from the town where I took the gig.
Then the Jew, in an agony of impatience, watched every morsel he put into his mouth; pacing up and down the room, meanwhile, in irrepressible excitement.
USAIN Bolt has his dad's strict timekeeping to thank for the impatience that drove him to be the fastest man on the planet.
Nine out "modern impatience they could calmer to Shopworkers will be there to keep the cash tills ringing, or at any rate the contactless card machines winking their satisfaction at taking our money.
Reading that, I nearly flung my Au68 book across the room in impatience.
Overcome impatience by honoring the "in-between": Impatience is wanting to get somewhere right now.
Impatience ruined the Israelites' harmony with God at a critical point in their history.