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Definitionrefraining (holding back) from acting
patience, tolerance, or self-control
- With an easy condescension, and kind forbearance towards our stupidity—which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little short of crime—would he forth-with, by the merest touch of his finger, make the incomprehensible as clear as daylight.Introductory (51% in)
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