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Definitions of forbear

  1. not do something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a person from whom you are descended Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To refuse; to decline; to give no heed. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To control one's self when provoked. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up; as, to forbear the use of a word of doubdtful propriety. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To treat with consideration or indulgence. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cease from bearing. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Forbearing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. An ancestor; a forefather; - usually in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To abstain from; excuse; spare. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To restrain oneself; be patient. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Forbore. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Forborne. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. An ancestor. Also, forebear. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To keep one's self in check; to abstain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To abstain from; to avoid voluntarily; to spare, to withhold. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. A forefather; an ancestor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To abstain or refrain from. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To abstain; refrain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To abstain from; to spare; to treat with indulgence and patience. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To hold one's self in check; to abstain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To refrain from; to spare; to withhold; to stop or cease; to pause. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. An ancestor; a forefather; -- usually in the plural. mso.anu.edu.au
  25. for-b[=a]r', v.i. to keep one's self in check: to abstain.--v.t. to abstain from: to avoid voluntarily: to spare, to withhold.--n. FORBEAR'ANCE, exercise of patience: command of temper: clemency.--adjs. FORBEAR'ANT, FORBEAR'ING, long-suffering: patient.--adv. FORBEAR'INGLY. [A.S. forberan, pa.t. forbær, pa.p. forboren. See pfx. for- and bear.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. (usu. pl.). Ancestor (s). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. (-bore, -borne). Abstain or refrain from or from; not use or mention; be patient. Hence forbearance n., forbearingly adv. Concise Oxford Dictionary

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