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How often, Clary, must I forbid your unsisterly reflections?

I suppose you will write to the oddities, since you are forbid to see them.

Will he deny me the visits of my dearest friend, and forbid me to correspond with her?

For they were in hopes of prevailing upon my father to forbid his visits.

I forbid you, on pain of death, to make any more attempts to get the Golden Fleece.

These Delawares have their laws, which forbid them to detain you; but I—I have no such obligation.

It would be treacherous, now that he's helpless to forbid me.

Honor, where would be your resolution to forbid him your presence?

I may send to you, although you are forbid to write to me; may I not?

More than this I will not say to you, save that I forbid you this house, and require you to be gone.'

WORD ORIGIN

Old English forbeodan "forbid, prohibit," from for- "against" + beodan "to command" (see bid). Common Germanic compound (cf. Dutch verbieden, Old High German farbiotan, German verbieten, Old Norse fyrirbjoða, Gothic faurbiudan "to forbid"). Related: Forbade; forbidden.

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