Impatience in a sentence

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Definition of Impatience

  • 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.
  • a dislike of anything that causes delay
  • a restless desire for change and excitement
  • a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay

How to use impatience in a sentence. Impatience pronunciation.

After repeated promenades in all directions, the Emperor seated himself with every mark of extreme impatience, asking every moment what time it was, or looking at his watch; and at last ordered me to prepare writing materials, and took his seat all alone at a little table, doubtless swearing internally at his secretaries, who had not arrived.
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The Emperor, whom I was dressing during all this harangue, could hardly restrain his impatience; and I had already foreseen that this singular scene would end unpleasantly, when the milliner filled up the measure of his assurance by taking the unparalleled liberty of remarking to his Majesty that the sum allowed for her Majesty's toilet was insufficient, and that there were simple citizens' wives who spent more than that.
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The first letters of the Empress were very short, and probably cold, for the Emperor said nothing about them; but afterwards they grew longer and gradually more affectionate, and the Emperor read them in transports of delight, awaiting the arrival of these letters with the impatience of a lover twenty years of age, and always saying the couriers traveled slowly, although they broke down their horses.
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At length his Majesty learned that the Empress was not more than ten leagues from Soissons, and no longer able to restrain his impatience, called me with all his might, "Ohe ho, Constant!
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During this time of torment, which lasted for three days, the Emperor was bursting with impatience.
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The pregnancy of Marie Louise had been free from accident, and promised a happy deliverance, which was awaited by the Emperor with an impatience in which France had joined for a long while.
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At the end of a few hours the event which was awaited with equal impatience by France and Europe had become the personal joy of every household.
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But minutes went by; his impatience grew intolerable; he stamped, and twisted his fingers together.
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That new book on Evolution, which she had brought from the library just before Jubilee Day, was still lying about; a dozen times she had looked at it with impatience, and reminded herself that it must be returned.
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After a moment of impatience, Tarrant went up to her with the glass, laid a hand upon her shoulder, and kissed her.
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On Jubilee night he was anything but a tedious companion; apart from her critical friend, Jessica had listened without impatience to his jests, his instructive facts, his flowing rhetoric.
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His heated countenance wore a look of fretful impatience; he kept rising upon his toes in an endeavour to distinguish faces down in the hall.
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When poverty began to make itself felt, when he was actually hampered in his movements by want of money, this form of indignity, more than any galling to his pride, intensified the impatience with which he remembered that he could no longer roam the world as an adventurer.
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Tarrant smoked for a minute or two, until his companion gave a sign of impatience.
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She waited with impatience, and received him like the dawn of the last hope.
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My heart is ready to crack with impatience.
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Sheathe thy impatience; throw cold water on thy choler; go about the fields with me through Frogmore; I will bring thee where Mistress Anne Page is, at a a farm-house, a-feasting; and thou shalt woo her.
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I cannot find words to tell you of the impatience with which I wait the summer-time, the fifteenth of July, when the moon will be full.
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Moved by a febrile impatience, which he could not control, Father Oliver got up from his chair.
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It is the natural disposition of all men to listen with pleasure to abuse and slander of their neighbour, and to hear with impatience those who utter praises of themselves.
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Examples of Impatience

Example #1
The building in the court of the Cheval-Blanc, which had been formerly used as a military school, had been restored, enlarged, and decorated with extraordinary magnificence, and had been turned entirely into apartments of honor, in order, as his Majesty said, to give employment to the manufacturers of Lyons, whom the war deprived of any, outside market.
Example #2
During this time of waiting, the Emperor employed himself in visiting the new apartments that had been added to the chateau.
Example #3
I must confess that at this last impertinence I trembled for the shoulders of this imprudent person, and watched the Emperor's movements anxiously.
Example #4
The merchant, who held in his hand the duplicate of his bill, began to explain article by article the price of his goods, and concluded the somewhat long narration with a mild surprise that the sum total was no more.
Example #5
The Emperor returned from the chase one day holding in his hands two pheasants which he had himself killed, and followed by footmen bearing in their hands the rarest flowers from the conservatory of Saint-Cloud.
Example #6
Each day the Emperor sent her a letter from his own hand, and she replied regularly.