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- n. An great amount of patience.
From the Bible Book of Job where Job demonstrated faith and patience with God while suffering many severe trials. First mentioned in the Bible as such in James 5.11 (Wiktionary)
After this, it required the patience of Job to abide the slow and poky methods of our State Department, and, in truth, it was often very difficult to restrain officers and men from crossing the Rio Grande with hostile purpose.