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1  Dear, bequeath me that great patience.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY
2  I'll listen, said Jo, with a desperate sort of patience.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE
3  You are rather too kind sometimes, and then just a trifle hasty when he tries your patience.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
4  Meg thought it was too cruel to hint about her sad failure, and the last atom of patience vanished as he spoke.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
5  I'd rather you wouldn't, said Meg, taking a naughty satisfaction in trying her lover's patience and her own power.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
6  Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX
7  The patience and the humility of the face she loved so well was a better lesson to Jo than the wisest lecture, the sharpest reproof.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
8  He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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9  While the cooking mania lasted she went through Mrs. Cornelius's Receipt Book as if it were a mathematical exercise, working out the problems with patience and care.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
10  I observed that Amy took drumsticks at dinner, ran errands for her mother all the afternoon, gave Meg her place tonight, and has waited on every one with patience and good humor.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO
11  Splendid fellows, some of them, working like heros, poor and friendless, but so full of courage, patience, and ambition that I was ashamed of myself, and longed to give them a right good lift.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR
12  So held, John had waited with a womanly patience till the little hand relaxed its hold, and while waiting had fallen asleep, more tired by that tussle with his son than with his whole day's work.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
13  Boys are trying enough to human patience, goodness knows, but girls are infinitely more so, especially to nervous gentlemen with tyrannical tempers and no more talent for teaching than Dr. Blimber.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVEN
14  Amy rather regretted that last sentence, fearing it wasn't in good taste, but Laurie liked her better for it, and found himself both admiring and respecting the brave patience that made the most of opportunity, and the cheerful spirit that covered poverty with flowers.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
15  Lessons in patience were so sweetly taught her that she could not fail to learn them, charity for all, the lovely spirit that can forgive and truly forget unkindness, the loyalty to duty that makes the hardest easy, and the sincere faith that fears nothing, but trusts undoubtingly.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY
16  "If one could have a fine house, full of nice girls, or go traveling, the summer would be delightful, but to stay at home with three selfish sisters and a grown-up boy was enough to try the patience of a Boaz," complained Miss Malaprop, after several days devoted to pleasure, fretting, and ennui.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
17  Everything about her mutely suggested love and sorrow, the blotted letters in her lap, the black ribbon that tied up her hair, the womanly pain and patience in her face, even the little ebony cross at her throat seemed pathetic to Laurie, for he had given it to her, and she wore it as her only ornament.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
18  They had a long talk that night, and Meg learned to love her husband better for his poverty, because it seemed to have made a man of him, given him the strength and courage to fight his own way, and taught him a tender patience with which to bear and comfort the natural longings and failures of those he loved.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
19  Not only did he guess it by the fact that the second finger of her right hand was no longer inky, but she spent her evenings downstairs now, was met no more among newspaper offices, and studied with a dogged patience, which assured him that she was bent on occupying her mind with something useful, if not pleasant.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
20  With tears and prayers and tender hands, Mother and sisters made her ready for the long sleep that pain would never mar again, seeing with grateful eyes the beautiful serenity that soon replaced the pathetic patience that had wrung their hearts so long, and feeling with reverent joy that to their darling death was a benignant angel, not a phantom full of dread.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY
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