• WordNet 3.6
    • adv tolerantly in a tolerant manner "he reacts rather tolerantly toward his son's juvenile behavior"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Five thousandths of a millimeter is the tolerance of accuracy at the LEGO mould factories
    • tolerantly In a tolerant manner; with toleration.
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  • H.G. Wells
    “Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.”
  • Doris Lessing
    “In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.”
  • Ralph W. Stockman
    Ralph W. Stockman
    “The test of tolerance comes when we are in a majority; the test of courage comes when we are in a minority.”
  • Aneurin Bevan
    “The worst thing I can say about democracy is that it has tolerated the Right Honorable Gentleman for four and a half years.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.”


Zero tolerance - If the police have a zero tolerance policy, they will not overlook any crime, no matter how small or trivial.


In literature:

Lourdes must be tolerated, in the same way that you tolerate a falsehood which makes life possible.
"Lourdes From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
I have seen exceptions to this, when only one family would occupy a hut, and where were tolerably comfortable bed-clothes.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
This was the first toleration act in the history of America.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
The peasants are dressed tolerably neatly and well.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
The famous Toleration Bill passed both Houses with little debate.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
We formed quite a cavalcade, and presented a tolerably imposing appearance.
"California" by J. Tyrwhitt Brooks
Robin had the good luck to make himself tolerably easy in the ship.
"Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences" by Arthur L. Hayward
From the 27th to the 30th of September they had tolerably good weather, but the wind then began to blow so furiously from the S.W.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume X" by Robert Kerr
The water is tolerable, but scarce; and bad getting off, on account of a great surf on the beach.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
An industrious, thrifty, hard-working man should marry a woman tolerably saving and industrious.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols

In poetry:

"Good friends," he says, "you reap a field
I sowed in self-denial,
For toleration had its griefs
And charity its trial.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
There's a regret
So grinding, so immitigably sad,
Remorse thereby feels tolerant, even glad.…
Do you not know it yet?
"There's A Regret" by William Ernest Henley
"Nearer acquaintance possibly
May make you tolerate his hue;
At least 'tis my intent to try
What a short month may chance to do."
"Conquest Of Prejudice" by Charles Lamb
How patiently — with how divine a strength
Of tolerance you must have watched the frays
Of fighting churches — warring through the length
Of your bright, beautiful, unruffled days!
"John Bede Polding" by Henry Kendall
The other day I chanced to meet
An angry man upon the street —
A man of wrath, a man of war,
A man who truculently bore
Over his shoulder, like a lance,
A banner labeled “Tolerance.”
"The Angry Man" by Phyllis McGinley
Napoleon cannot tolerate his rivals.
"However powerfully or skillfully a man rules,
I still cannot learn from him, nor he equals me.
The grave itself would be too small for me if I had a peer
"Napoleon" by Nikoloz Baratashvili

In news:

Where Muslim governments, even those who are friends, do not offer opportunity, respect the rule of law, or tolerate differences, then the United States needs to stand for a better future.
As the temperatures become warmer, many homeowners are inquiring as to which plants tolerate the hot, dry weather of our summers.
More than half (56 percent) of the patients displayed tolerance to the food, leading the authors to conclude that a majority of patients had outgrown their condition.
Although Moses has been put out to pasture, he's still extremely well-armed, extremely well-trained and extremely short on tolerance for nameless henchmen determined to give him a dirt nap.
The multi-function Avant 2120 tabletop pulse oximeter combines Nonin Medical's PureSAT pulse oximetry technology with fast, motion tolerant oscillometric NIBP.
With Foundation fieldbus, the old redundancy paradigm no longer applies, so where should we apply it to achieve the fault tolerance we need.
This cultivar sets the bar for other pansies , with its vigorous trailing habit and weather tolerance.
The lines produced by these efforts are merely PRSV-tolerant, not PRSV-resistant or immune PRSV-tolerant plants can still produce papayas when infected, but the fruit, according to Gonsalves, is not high-quality.
RELAX-AHF study met one of its two primary endpoints in reducing dyspnea or shortness of breath, and showed RLX030 (serelaxin) was well tolerated.
The Nature series has good heat tolerance, rebounds quickly from rain and frost making it ideal for landscape applications.
Why Indies Tolerate Spotify's Minuscule Royalties.
After a series of bloody attacks this summer, officials are wondering if an expanding bear population will tolerate more humans in the wild.
In this special report, Gordon Grice examines if an expanding bear population will tolerate more humans in the wild.
When sober, Dave begrudgingly tolerates Mitch's wild-animal routine.
Advertisements preaching religious tolerance and an end to bigotry are going up in Manhattan subway stations.

In science:

First, for Byzantine failures there is a solution that tolerates n within O (cid:16) log n log log n (cid:17) rounds.
Simple Gradecast Based Algorithms
The message complexity of both tolerating n > 3t that converges to 1 algorithms is O(nk ).
Simple Gradecast Based Algorithms
The solution presented in the current paper has a better convergence rate than that of ; it has a higher Byzantine tolerance ratio than that of [6, 17] (i.e., n > 3t instead of n > 4t) and also has an exponential improvement in the message complexity over that of and (from O(nk ) to O(k · n3 )).
Simple Gradecast Based Algorithms
Automatically increasing the fault-tolerance of distributed systems.
Simple Gradecast Based Algorithms
Such models also have applicability to models of p + ip superconducting arrays [5, 6] and it has been argued that such arrays can provide fault-tolerant qubits for quantum information systems.
The Quantum Compass Model on the Square and Simple Cubic Lattices