Verboticism: Expectwaitions

'Wait for the perfect pitch...'

DEFINITION: n. A willingness to wait, forever if necessary, for the perfect opportunity. v. To be excessively patient.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: for ber ans

Sentence: When Casey played baseball, his teammates called him Strike Four. He waited until the perfect pitch came his way, waiting for the fourth strike to be his lucky one. His fourbearance usually cost the team its game.

Etymology: Four (number) & Forbearance (good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence)

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: I-dee-LAY

Sentence: I have no hope of achieving idealay - I just cannot wait until I have developed the acme of verbotocisms to play the game. I delay no longer - here is my humble attempt.

Etymology: I (me) + ideal (perfect) + delay (postponement forcing a wait)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: for ever ber ans

Sentence: Doug Out was one of the most patient hitters in the entire Baseball League. His patience was actually a foreverbearance and often drove his team members crazy. He would wait forever for the perfect pitch, but often ended up striking out for his inaction. When asked where he got his patience to act this way, his answer was simple. "Why everyone knows, a diamond is forever..."!

Etymology: Forever (for a limitless time) & Forbearance (good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence; a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting;exceptional patience & waiting ability)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ob-SESS-yent

Sentence: No matter how dire a situation may be or how quickly a remedy should be applied, Martin was absolutely obsessient in waiting for just the right remedy to present itself for fear of not finding the very best remedy available.

Etymology: Blend of obsessive and patient

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Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: per-tune-it-is

Sentence: Rachel was very pertunitous. She could wait forever for the perfect moment and opportunity.

Etymology: contraction of perfect and opportune

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: op ur ti MIS tik

Sentence: Alan was opportimistic that this time he would find just the right work-from-home scheme. He considered it "job-hunting" when he was surfing the Web for ways to earn cash in his free time. And he had a LOT of free time now, since losing his job due to excessive time spent surfing the Web.

Etymology: opportunity + optimistic

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Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: men-tal-pay-shense

Sentence: Jill became a patient the mental hospital because of her mentalpatience in sitting at home waiting for Mr. Right to come along.

Etymology: mental patient/ patience

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Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: soo-per-ver-chew-ay-shun

Sentence: The grandmasters' supervirtuation meant their pieces moving at no more than three squares per hour.

Etymology: Based on the proverb "patience is a virtue".

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Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: high-PURR-seh-VEER-uhns

Sentence: The two cars waited at the intersection, each waving the other on, resulting in a collision of hyperseverance rather than of cars.

Etymology: hyper- + perseverance

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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: pre + pair + al + ih + sis

Sentence: I'm going to sell that screen play some day, if only I can get over my preparalysis and stop waiting for the "right moment."

Etymology: prepare + paralysis

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