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It is only when the making of the vow would be at variance with the requirements of duty, that forbearing to vow would be no sin.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
This day I did give my man Will a sound lesson about his forbearing to give us the respect due to a master and mistress.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
Nevertheless, she was forbearing if not loving, and the people said rightly when they said she was admirable.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCEVARIOUS
The next visit he was not quite so forbearing, yet still forbearing; and so on by sly gradations.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
The painters were calm and forbearing, and scrupulously courteous to each other.
ART IN ENGLANDDUTTON COOK
Philip had made up his mind to be forbearing, and to say no more about it.
THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFECHARLOTTE M. YONGE
And, admitting I had had that knowledge, Maria—can you imagine no good reason for my forbearing all allusion to the subject?
HARDSCRABBLEJOHN RICHARDSON
Mr. Bryany, as he removed his overcoat, could be seen politely forbearing to raise his eyebrows.
THE REGENTE. ARNOLD BENNETT
He is courteous and forbearing, and does not think that everything around him should be suited to his own peculiar fancies.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
And the unconsciousness of the decorators is in itself a cause of pleasure to a mind generous, forbearing, and delicate.
THE RHYTHM OF LIFEALICE MEYNELL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FORBEARING

  • affectionate
  • benevolent
  • benign
  • caring
  • comforting
  • devoted
  • fatherly
  • fond
  • forbearing
  • gentle
  • indulgent
  • kind
  • loving
  • maternal
  • matriarchal
  • motherly
  • paternal
  • patriarchal
  • protective
  • supportive
  • tender
  • warm
  • watchful
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