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1‘I must ask you to be patient with my navigation’
forbearing, uncomplaining, tolerant, long-suffering, resigned, stoical
calm, composed, serene, even-tempered, tranquil, imperturbable, unexcitable, accommodating, understanding, indulgent, kind, considerate
informal unflappable, cool
rare longanimous, equanimous, inexcitable
2‘a good deal of dogged, patient work’
persevering, persistent, tenacious, diligent, assiduous, indefatigable, dogged, determined, resolved, resolute, obstinate, insistent, single-minded, purposeful, pertinacious
1‘the trust between doctor and patient’
sick person, case, sufferer, victim
invalid, convalescent, outpatient, day patient, inpatient, hospital patient
the sick, the infirm
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