[ noun ] a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior



Used in print

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

Now , under the impact of his wife 's disclosures , he was brought suddenly to the realization that there was a limit to tolerance , however brilliant , however far-famed the offender might be .

[ noun ] the act of tolerating something

Used in print

(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)

Since the magnitude of the plan made secrecy impossible , once the wheels had began to turn , persons controlling German industries , social institutions , and armed_forces became , through their anti-Semitism or their tolerance of_it , conscious accomplices of Hitler 's crimes ; whether in the last degree or a lesser one was a matter to be determined individually .

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allowance lenience endure

[ noun ] the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions

Used in print

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

As for the night being warm , he would have been comfortable naked on Mount_Everest but his water_brothers had little tolerance for changes in temperature and pressure ; he was considerate of their weakness , once he learned of_it .

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endurance capacity

[ noun ] willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others
[ noun ] a permissible difference; allowing freedom to move within limits

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discrepancy allow