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  • adv. without patience

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an impatient manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an impatient manner; with impatience, uneasiness, or restlessness; intolerantly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with impatience; in an impatient manner


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impatient +‎ -ly


  • I can imagine even Charlemagne waving that cumbrous label impatiently aside, though Noyon mixed with Laon was his first capital.

    Everyman's Land

  • "Yea, yea," the little shaman put in impatiently, "that I have fallen on ill days, else would I not stand in gratitude to you in that you do my work."


  • As I hurried to the stairs I heard him call impatiently to the Count to come out of the library.

    The Woman in White

  • Hayes! he called impatiently for his striker, tugging at the collar of his dress uniform the minute he entered his rooms.

    The Pride of Hannah Wade

  • And she ran from the apartment to the tube station, returned home, closed the door and lay on the sofa and wept until her father called impatiently from the other room and she walked in and lovingly stroked his forehead until he could go to sleep.


  • "Come in," I call impatiently, and Celia finds me absolutely in the throes.

    Once a Week

  • She beckoned to Aggie to get out of the room and to leave her a clear field and as soon as her friend had gone quietly into the next room, she called impatiently to Alfred who was still cooing rapturously over the young stranger.

    Baby Mine

  • Edwin impatiently interrupted the other's threatened garrulousness.

    The Scarlet Plague

  • "Come, hurry up," he called impatiently as the first of the men carrying a huge box on his back made his appearance up the hill.

    The Romance of Elaine Sequel to "Exploits of Elaine"

  • "Brother D.," she called impatiently, "ain't you coming back to play with me?"

    Mr. Opp


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