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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORBEARING

Is she not for ever obliged (as she was pleased to hint to me) to be of the forbearing side?

We are grateful to you, Ted and I, for having been so forbearing in the past.

He was forgiving and forbearing and kinder than I had any right to expect.

Could we not pay our friend the compliment of truth, of silence, of forbearing?

There are insults which even my forbearing spirit will not meekly endure.

The painters were calm and forbearing, and scrupulously courteous to each other.

In the mean time, the Romans, he added, had been moderate and forbearing.

The father was prudent, cautious, wise, and often generous and forbearing.

Only let me say one thing, Theodora—be forbearing, or you will be fostering the enemy.'

I wasn't half so patient 'n' forbearing as I ought to have been.

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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