Verboticism: Fourbearance

'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: scottman

Pronunciation: AH kyoo POHR ens

Sentence: She remained a maid into the autumn of her life, possessed as she was of an unyielding aucuporence.

Etymology: from the latin aucupor, to lie in wait for.

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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: Mobelia

Pronunciation: four-ti-spud

Sentence: He's fortispuding the opportunity to advance his career.

Etymology: from Fortitude meaning patience from Spud as in couch potato

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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: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: see-AL-us-mo-ment

Sentence: He knew he should have turned left at Poughkeepsie, but it didn't feel right, so he waited for that Cialusmoment and ultimately ended his journey in Tucson.

Etymology: Cialus - an erectile dysfunction medication whose commercial asks the question "When the time is right, will you be ready?"; moment


I LOVE this one! Very funny! - jedijawa, 2007-03-19: 14:49:00


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Created by: mana1066

Pronunciation: ree-dick-you-siss-tense

Sentence: People at work thought Dermott's ridusitence was sweet and calm until waiting behind him in line at the water fountain waiting for him to get the "perfect flow" before sipping.

Etymology: riduculous + persistence

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pərflekshən

Sentence: It has been said that Jerry has the patience of Job. He is so concerned with everything being perfect that he misses many opportunities. One of the problems that holds him back is that he wants to analyze everything before he actually experiences it. His perflection can be a real waste of time. He stood in line for two days for what he thought were tickets for a concert he wanted to see, reflecting on the music and the odd fact that ALL the people in line were female (he didn\'t take the time to ask) only to find out that he was in line for a casting call for a lead in the Broadway show Nunsence. What a waste of time. On the other hand he did make it through two rounds of callbacks.

Etymology: perfection (the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects) + reflection (serious thought or consideration)

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: jobe/ness

Sentence: He felt that exercising extreme jobeness by waiting for the perfect pitch would result in fame and prosperity

Etymology: Job (as in the patience of Job) + ness (a character with special powers from the video game Earthbound)

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: expeck - wayt - shuns

Sentence: Jimmy was ever so patient, he had high expectwaitions that if he stood there long enough, the right pitch would eventually be his.

Etymology: expectations, wait


very well crafted. - splendiction, 2009-10-05: 22:57:00

good one - Nosila, 2009-10-06: 01:17:00


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Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: (ecks-ay-shense)

Sentence: She stood waiting there with exatience not realizing she had been stood up.

Etymology: "Excessive" (unrestrained) and "patience" (intolerance).

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