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Definitionrefraining (holding back) from acting
patience, tolerance, or self-control
- Still, he didn't molest her: for which forbearance she might thank his aversion, I suppose.Chapter 17 (73% in)
- 'I've been so far forbearing with you, sir,' he said quietly; 'not that I was ignorant of your miserable, degraded character, but I felt you were only partly responsible for that; and Catherine wishing to keep up your acquaintance, I acquiesced — foolishly.Chapter 11 (55% in)
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