forbearance

[ fawr-bair-uhns ]SEE DEFINITION OF forbearance

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORBEARANCE

It was the greatest stretch of forbearance I could practise.

You must suppress your gratitude, and endeavour to forget my forbearance in the matter of the bracelet.

He did not understand the law or appreciate their forbearance.

There is a limit to forbearance and I considered that limit reached.

When the memory of it returns to me I marvel at my own forbearance.

She had been badly dealt with by her allies, but forbearance was her rule of living.

It has a European reputation for long-suffering, patience, and forbearance.

"I have no use for your forbearance," muttered General Feraud, gloomily.

I have really imposed too much upon every one's forbearance.

For this—as you are never to be paid—the obligation of your forbearance will be the greater.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, originally legal, in reference to enforcement of debt obligations, from forbear (v.) + -ance. General sense of "refraining from" is from 1590s.

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