from The Century Dictionary.

  • Long-suffering; patient; enduring.

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  • adjective Long-suffering; patient; showing self-control and restraint.

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  • adjective showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment


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  • Yet again, he has a dog's intrepidity, knows no fear, is single-purposed, not to be called off, longanimous.

    The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay

  • Charity “is kind” and “suffereth long,” (μακροθυμηω), it is longanimous or magnanimous and there is indeed no great, truly great, mind but is patient and long suffering.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • At another point, you are asked to reduce big words to little maxims: "Aberration is the hallmark of homo sapiens while longanimous placability and condonation are the indicia of a supramundane omniscience" turns into ... but there!

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 4


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