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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patientlyadverb

    with patience; in a patient manner

    "he patiently played with the child"


  1. patientlyadverb

    Doing something in a patient manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Patientlyadverb

    Etymology: from patient.

    Lament not, Eve, but patiently resign
    What justly thou hast lost. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    Ned is in the gout,
    Lies rack’d with pain, and you without,
    How patiently you hear him groan!
    How glad the case is not your own. Jonathan Swift.

    That which they grant, we gladly accept at their hands, and wish that patiently they would examine how little cause they have to deny that which as yet they grant not. Richard Hooker.

    Could men but once be persuaded patiently to attend to the dictates of their own minds, religion would gain more proselytes. Edmund Calamy, Sermons.


  1. patiently

    Patiently refers to the manner of behaving, responding, or waiting in a calm and composed way without complaining or getting annoyed, especially when dealing with a difficult or troublesome situation, person, or enduring a delay. It implies the qualities of forbearance, perseverance, tolerance, and tranquillity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patientlyadverb

    in a patient manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of patiently in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of patiently in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of patiently in a Sentence

  1. Anne Hathaway.But Hathaway:

    I patiently waited until it was my turn, and I got the call. It was the easiest yes in the world. I remember the moment I found out I got the part, I just ran screaming through my apartment. I had a bunch of friends over at the time, I just jumped up in the living room and screamed,' I'm going to be in The Devil Wears Prada !'.

  2. David Kelly:

    The market's behaving like a two-year-old, the Federal Reserve is doing The Federal Reserve job -- and The Federal Reserve's doing The Federal Reserve patiently and cautiously.

  3. William Penn:

    A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

  4. Marlene Dietrich:

    Until they come to see us from their planet, I wait patiently. I hear them saying: Don't call us, we'll call you.

  5. Purvi Raniga:

    Every meditation practice is different. Some days there is an uphill road which we have to learn to climb patiently. Nevertheless, it’s a practice where we learn to shine from within.

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