forbear

[ fawr-bair ]SEE DEFINITION OF forbear

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORBEAR

For who can forbear to laugh at the bare idea of an Irish bull?

If you love sack, forbear; for this course will never bring you a drop.

She could not forbear asking what it was that touched him so much.

Dearest Madam, forbear for the present: I am but in my noviciate.

Let men agree to differ, and, when they do differ, bear and forbear.

But I forbear to dwell on that rapture, much as it influenced me.

Pale and exhausted, her listener at length entreated her to forbear.

But there was that in her late employer's manner which caused her to forbear.

I cannot forbear to transcribe what a friend has written to me.

Constable Jonathan could not forbear a laugh at the name, and at the idea it suggested.

WORD ORIGIN

"to abstain," Old English forberan "bear up against, control one's feelings, endure," from for- + beran "to bear" (see bear (v.)). Related: Forbearer; forbearing; forbore.

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