• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Intolerancy Intolerance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Being lactose intolerant can cause chronic flatulence
    • n intolerancy Same as intolerance.
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  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.”
  • Hilaire Belloc
    “Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.”
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    “You will, I am sure, agree with me that... if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable.”
  • Sir John Vanbrugh
    Sir John Vanbrugh
    “The want of a thing is perplexing enough, but the possession of it, is intolerable.”
  • Thomas Paine
    “Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    “Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.”


In literature:

It had grown intolerable to her that now no one ever mentioned Gilby; she longed intensely to hear his name or to speak it.
"A Dozen Ways Of Love" by Lily Dougall
The suspense was becoming intolerable.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
But from whatever cause, that feeling of intolerable isolation gave way to an inner fury.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
He was a man to whom a calm atmosphere meant intolerable stagnation.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
This was pressed, and as my views on the subject were deemed intolerable, I was expelled.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
It was a feeling as if a completely intolerable and unbearable pressure pushed at him.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
But this was intolerable, a persecution.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
The pity was that Ferrers was intolerant of the things he hated, while Buller was intolerant of the things he admired.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
The Alberca woman was greatly amused at her following of admirers; she laughed at their intolerance and their proposals.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
It was the month of May, and the sun blazed upon them with an intolerable heat.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
But Mrs. Pepperell had no wish to appear stately, and was rather intolerant of the pretension in others.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
He had waited in intolerable suspense for the other's answer.
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
But the very genius of Christianity necessitated absolute intolerance of other religious cults.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
Yet the transitory lovers of the stage door were beginning also to become intolerable.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
At first, as I tell you, I found it intolerable, but now it strikes me as rather poetical.
"Footsteps of Fate" by Louis Couperus
I shook off one tyranny because I found it intolerable; should I patiently bear this which oppresses me so much more heavily?
"Hammer and Anvil" by Friedrich Spielhagen
It was an intolerable position, an unceasing torture .
"The Secret of Sarek" by Maurice Leblanc
Nothing but light and splendour; it is intolerable.
"Quicksands" by Adolph Streckfuss
He was conscious only of an intolerable need of this woman.
"The Shooting of Dan McGrew, A Novel" by Marvin Dana
This was the last example of religious intolerance in Japan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various

In poetry:

As nightmare dreams that pass with sleep,
The horror and grief intolerable.
The unremembering young eyes keep
Their innocence. All is well!
"Quiet Eyes" by Katharine Tynan
On red-hot coals the tongue is broil'd,
Or else in bubbling sulphur boil'd,
Without a drop of drink t' assuage
The fire's intolerable rage.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren, (Part 2­), Or A Description Of Hell, An" by Rees Prichard
Round and round and round
With a twitchy, nervous, intolerable flight,
And a neurasthenic lunge,
And an impure frenzy;
A bat, big as a swallow.
"Man And Bat" by D H Lawrence
Circling zodiac compels the year.
Intolerant beauty never will be learning.
Clocks cry: stillness is a lie, my dear.
(Proud you halt upon the spiral stair.)
"To Eva Descending The Stair" by Sylvia Plath
Helpless I lie.
And around me the feet of thy watchers tread.
There is a rumour and a radiance of wings above my head,
An intolerable radiance of wings. . . .
"Sleeping Out: Full Moon" by Rupert Brooke
Until we saw, far, very far,
Or dreamed we saw, her cliffs,
And thought of sweet, intolerable things,
Of England--dark, unwhispered things,
Such things, as we crept home.
"Homecoming" by John Freeman

In news:

But away from Delhi the party continues to spread a culture of intolerance in the states where it rules, aiming its darts at Muslims, India's largest religious minority.
In our every more secular society, intolerance for moral virtue is increasing.
Increasingly, the left is having a hard time playing the "but the other side does it too" card because the examples and consistency of intolerance for conservative views is growing more and more extreme.
A great deal of what public figures have said about the proposed Islamic cultural center near ground zero in Lower Manhattan has been aimed at playing off fear and intolerance for political gain.
Checkoff Efforts Change How Physicians View Lactose Intolerance.
Consumers battling lactose intolerance might need to find ways to become more tolerant of dairy to manage good health.
Most children who are lactose intolerant can and should eat some dairy foods to ensure they get enough calcium and vitamin D, the nation's leading pediatric group says.
Lactose intolerance is a condition that many people have lived with and not even realized they suffer from it.
Signs That May Warn of Lactose Intolerance .
EL Seed painted tallest minaret in Tunisia with passage from Quran that tackles intolerance.
They became intolerant of any arrangement that might close off their personal options.
Religious Intolerance in the Middle East: Where Should We Focus.
Madonna has defended her use of Nazi imagery on her most recent European tour, saying that the use of such symbols fits her message about "the intolerance that we human beings have for one another," the New York Times reports.
While arguing that state oversight would keep in check the intolerant attitudes of rogue Christian home-schoolers, there is no convincing argument to be made for public schools preventing intolerance.
If you're planning landscape work, avoid these wind-intolerant trees.

In science:

We have to keep in mind that an increase in upset rate in the serializer can be expected when clocked at high frequency, but we don’t expect an intolerable rate of soft errors.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
What then is the false thing forcing the isomorphism theorem proof to be so intolerant? The problem is probably in quadratic stable algebra (surgery, L-theory).
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
Tolerant or intolerant character of interacting criteria in aggregation by the Choquet integral.
Weighted lattice polynomials of independent random variables
In particular the flatness of the plates, as specified by commercial standards, exceeds the requirements by intolerable amounts.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
Biased coin design with imbalance intolerance.
Exact properties of Efron's biased coin randomization procedure
Some of these approaches actually convert a regression problem into a classification problem (tolerable estimation vs. intolerable estimation).
A graphical analysis of cost-sensitive regression problems
This results in an intolerable level of afterpulsing in Ar/C F4 gases even at moderate gas gains.
Summary and Outlook of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors (DESY, Hamburg, October, 2001)
Altogether, these behaviours that developed during the non-parental care period suggest a kind of reciprocal intolerance between the different individuals of the hen-brood unit.
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
Secondly, considering that ducklings become independent from week 6 by remaining distant from the hen, together with the female intolerance towards ducklings, suggests that the activity changes of ducklings may enhance hen-brood bond disruption through the prolactin secretion pathway (see also Sharp et al., 1988).
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
With the first phase of the MTCC successfully completed, ECAL and Tracker elements had been removed to make way for the Field Mapper and corrections had also been made for field intolerant features found during MTCC Phase I in order to benefit from further testing and verification during the Phase II.
The CMS magnet test and cosmic challenge
Hi−1 and Hi becomes increasingly intolerable as θ tends to θi .
A New Framework of Multistage Hypothesis Tests
On the other hand, a large step length may cause intolerable error of the computation.
Multistage Hypothesis Tests for the Mean of a Normal Distribution
The ability for a complex life form to sustain its pattern in an evolving history depends on its ability to replenish lost components (environmental wear and tear, otherwise deformation of pattern because of interaction with levels of intolerance).
Organization and Complexity in a Nested Hierarchical Spin-Glass like Social Space
A typical model developed by ourselves involves in the region of 2500 unique formulae. This number is larger than it might be because of a strong intolerance for long formulae, preferring results to be built up in several short steps.
Self-Checks In Spreadsheets: A Survey Of Current Practice
Second, the sample size required to make a reliable decision between consecutive hypotheses Hi−1 and Hi becomes increasingly intolerable as θ tends to θi .
Sequential Tests of Statistical Hypotheses with Confidence Limits