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one of four Middle English alliterative poems, all contained in a manuscript of c.1400, composed in the West Midland dialect, almost certainly by the same anonymous author, who flourished c.1370–1390.
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see solitairesolitaire
or patience,
any card game that can be played by one person. Solitaire is the American name; in England it is known as patience. There are probably more kinds of solitaire than all other card games together.
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miserere, subsellium

A ledge on the bottom of a hinged seat in a church; when the seat is raised, the ledge provides some support for a worshiper or choir singer who, in standing, leans against it.


See also Longsuffering.
idealized personification of patience and perseverance. [Br. Lit.: Amelia]
dock bloom
symbolizes patience. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 454]
constant and patient wife of Sir Geraint. [Welsh Lit.: Mabinogion; Br. Lit.: “Idylls of the King”]
lady immortalized for patience and wifely obedience. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Clerk of Oxenford’s Tale”]
bore Leontes’ unfounded jealousy, thus gaining his love. [Br. Lit.: The Winter’s Tale]
serves Laban for fourteen years before receiving permission to marry Rachel. [O.T.: Gen. 24:34]
underwent trial by God at Satan’s suggestion. [O.T.: Job]
Penelope Odysseus’
wife; model of feminine virtue, waits twenty years for husband’s return. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]


Chiefly Brit any of various card games for one player only, in which the cards may be laid out in various combinations as the player tries to use up the whole pack
References in classic literature ?
But the slave persisted so strongly that he knew nothing of any lady, and still less of how she got into the tower, that the prince lost all patience, and after giving him a good beating tied a rope round him and ducked him in the well till the unfortunate man cried out that he would tell everything.
Here Don Quixote, too, broke silence, saying to Sancho, "Have patience, my son, and gratify these noble persons, and give all thanks to heaven that it has infused such virtue into thy person, that by its sufferings thou canst disenchant the enchanted and restore to life the dead.
Changes in estate also issue from this, for if, to one who governs himself with caution and patience, times and affairs converge in such a way that his administration is successful, his fortune is made; but if times and affairs change, he is ruined if he does not change his course of action.
Bravery, therefore, and patience are necessary for labour, philosophy for rest, and temperance and justice in both; but these chiefly in time of peace and rest; for war obliges men to be just and temperate; but the enjoyment of pleasure, with the rest of peace, is more apt to produce insolence; those indeed who are easy in their circumstances, and enjoy everything that can make them happy, have great occasion for the virtues of temperance and justice.
It needed a good deal of firmness and still more patience to induce him to come, but he was really too ill to offer any effective resistance to Stroeve's entreaties and to my determination.
Every distressed man, every empty purse, found in him patience and sympathy for his position.
For that, storming and attacking but patience and time are wanted.
The patience of waiting, when he wanted to go home and when Steward continued to sit at table and talk and drink beer, was his, as was the patience of the rope around the neck, the fence too high to scale, the narrowed- walled room with the closed door which he could never unlatch but which humans unlatched so easily.
To-day," answered her nephew, with impenetrable patience.
The patience of the members of the Gun Club was sorely tried during this period of time.
Your ignorance, brother," returned she, "as the great Milton says, almost subdues my patience.
I have patience with a man who knows his job," he would say, really having patience with the job, and not the man.