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patient as Griselda

Extremely calm, composed, and dutiful. Griselda is a character in folklore who quietly endures many tests to prove her virtue to her husband. There are a lot of opinionated people in this office, so the next person we hire will need to be as patient as Griselda. My mother raised 10 kids—she is truly as patient as Griselda!
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Mostly because Griselda and Pablo Escobar were associates who ruled the drug empire together at one time.
"In order to protect her youngest son with third husband Dario (Raul Mendez), Griselda moved to California where she was later arrested by the DEA and sentenced to a decade in jail."
I first examine Zeno's opera La Griselda (1701) (5) in relation to Boccaccio's last novella (Decameron X.10) and Petrarch's Latin rewrite (De insigni obedientia et fide uxoris.
Caption: Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio says the church is now visible in Cuba.
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Nakayasu 2011).Whereas we address this point in the subsequent section of the article, we first clarify the reasons for selecting Chaucer's version of the story of the patient Griselda and her domineering husband as the source of linguistic data.
Forward Ladies Managing director Griselda Togobo said: "The calibre of entries has been increasing year on year, but this year we have a number of outstanding entries, which have attracted women from all ages, all professions and all walks of life.
"I've always been a fan of the Eggheads and was really pleased to be asked, especially to be alongside esteemed contestants such as Frederick Forsyth, Amy Elliott-Smith, Griselda Heppel and Giles Paley-Phillips," she said.
Creighton's image of woman recalls the popular, Medieval-era and Renaissance-era European tale of "patient Griselda," and the feminine ideal that Griselda represents.
According to the press release, Christov-Bakargiev will benefit from Turkish visual artist Cevdet Erek's artistic advice, South African-Canadian art historian Griselda Pollock's intellectual rigor, French artist Pierre Huyghe's sensibility, Spanish curator Chus Martinez's curatorial imagination, English production designer Marcos Lutyens' cautiousness and Turkish avant-garde artist FE-sun Onur's acute gaze in preparing the framework.
The Dark Widow (La Viuda) (pictured) tells the talc of Griselda Blanco, a scary but beautiful woman who has killed off her former lovers and serves time in jail for drug trafficking.
She thus anticipates the sacrificial victim of the Decameron's last tale, Griselda, without whose total and unconditional sacrifice to her husband's "matta bestialita"--namely, the wickedness of humans, which degrades them to the level of mindless beasts-everything in her life would have been lost.