try the patience

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It's enough to try the patience of a saint to be treated in this way.
I beg your pardon, George, but you are enough to try the patience of a saint.
If one could have a fine house, full of nice girls, or go traveling, the summer would be delightful, but to stay at home with three selfish sisters and a grown-up boy was enough to try the patience of a Boaz," complained Miss Malaprop, after several days devoted to pleasure, fretting, and ennui.
Once too often mayst thus try the patience of the just O-Tar.
I don't want to offend anybody," he said, "but my wife's obstinacy is enough to try the patience of a saint.
Some drew nearer, hoping to overhear the conversation, who were themselves among the guilty--and surely that was a thing to try the patience of a saint.
The problems I had would try the patience of Jobe," he added.
He said that atrocities of the rulers have reached their peak and warned them not to try the patience of the people anymore.
Despite this his "cheekiness remained intact" and as his grandmother said often "he would try the patience of a saint".
Dealing with a child who is having a really bad day, one tantrum following hot on the heels of another, will try the patience of a saint and is every adult's worst nightmare.
Sandy would try the patience of a saint, let alone a vicar, but Ashley's behaviour towards his dad is becoming increasingly unchristian, below.