What does the word tolerant mean?

Usage examples for tolerant

  1. They cannot all, of course, be intellectual or cultivated; but they ought to be more tolerant, more just, more wise. – The Upton Letters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. I pretend to no proper knowledge of the American people; but, though amongst them there are doubtless pockets of fierce prejudice, I have on the whole the impression of a wide and tolerant spirit. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  3. Nevertheless, it is an enlightened man's duty to be tolerant, and if you want to go in, I will wait outside. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann