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 Meanings and Examples of TOLERANCE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
tolerance
 n.  capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others; capacity to endure hardship or pain
Classic Sentence: (158 in 11 pages)
1  She had no tolerance for scenes which were not of her own making, and it was odious to her that her husband should make a show of himself before the servants.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
2  He presented his idols diffidently, but he expanded in Carol's bookishness, in Miss Sherwin's voluminous praise, in Kennicott's tolerance of any one who amused his wife.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  Carol grew definitely afraid of Vida as Vida transferred the passion which had been released in marriage to the cause of the war; as she lost all tolerance.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
4  She was, perhaps, rather proud of herself for having acquired so much tolerance.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  Selma was a studious girl, who had not much tolerance for giddy things like Tiny and Lena; but they always spoke of her with admiration.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
6  And, after boasting this way of my tolerance, I come to the admission that it has a limit.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
7  But he had an approved tolerance for others; sometimes wondering, almost with envy, at the high pressure of spirits involved in their misdeeds; and in any extremity inclined to help rather than to reprove.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
8  His bedroom was tolerably large, and rather difficult to warm in bad weather.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—WHO GUARDED HIS HOUSE FOR HIM
9  It was warm there, and he found a tolerably good bed of straw.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE EVENING OF A DAY OF WALKING
10  At that moment there came a tolerably violent knock on the door.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—PRUDENCE COUNSELLED TO WISDOM.
11  The garden was enclosed by a tolerably low white wall, easy to climb.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X—THE MAN AROUSED
12  In this way he traversed a tolerably long distance, gazing, calling, shouting, but he met no one.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIII—LITTLE GERVAIS
13  A tolerably long silence ensued.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—FORMS ASSUMED BY SUFFERING DURING SLEEP
14  It occupied the plateau of Mont-Saint-Jean, having behind it the village, and in front of it the slope, which was tolerably steep then.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—FOUR O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON
15  At the present day it is a tolerably large town, ornamented all the year through with plaster villas, and on Sundays with beaming bourgeois.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE WATER QUESTION AT MONTFERMEIL
Example Sentence: (46 in 4 pages)
16  At their best the conditions in these prisons are scarcely tolerable.
17  When we got to the cabin we took a look at the front and the two sides; and on the side I warn't acquainted with -- which was the north side -- we found a square window-hole, up tolerable high, with just one stout board nailed across it.
18  You have destroyed my ability to tolerate idiots.
19  The teacher cannot tolerate eating on the class.
20  The president announced that the country would not tolerate foreign aggression.
21  Match officials should not tolerate such behaviour but instead enforce the laws of the game.
22  This plant prefers alkaline soil, though it will readily tolerate some acidity.
23  She can no longer tolerate the position that she's in.
24  We simply will not tolerate vigilante groups on our streets.
25  It seems these ants can tolerate temperatures which would kill other species.
26  I will not tolerate such gross interference.
27  I won't tolerate such behaviour/your behaving in this way.
28  They would never tolerate the judges because they believe whose opinions offend them.
29  Union activity was officially tolerated but strongly discouraged.
30  She actually seemed pleased to see him: most of her visitors she merely tolerated.