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How to use forbore in a sentence

Though the house was victorious, its dignity suffered so greatly in the conflict that it forbore to follow up its victory.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
I insinuated it again a minute later, but after that, noticing the way in which she came back to the aunt again, I forbore.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
He could have asked some very embarrassing questions relating to the wound of the messenger, but he wisely forbore.
THE YOUNG RANCHERSEDWARD S. ELLIS
I forbore to ask my brother whether he had been to old Rome.
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
"Entirely so," said the Altrurian; and he seemed so thoroughly well satisfied that he forbore asking any further question.
A TRAVELER FROM ALTRURIA: ROMANCEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
"I cannot think of any," returned the minister, so miserably that the banker forbore to press the point.
A TRAVELER FROM ALTRURIA: ROMANCEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
I call God to witness against my soul, that sparing you I forbore to come to Corinth.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
To spare you I forbore to come; for I made up my own mind on this, not to come to you a second time in sorrow.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
Among them were some faces he thought he had formerly seen; but he forbore to take any notice of them.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
When she raised her veil to look down on the crowd, an awe came over the people, so that they forbore even to shout.
SARCHEDONG. J. (GEORGE JOHN) WHYTE-MELVILLE

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