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Definitionrefraining (holding back) from acting
patience, tolerance, or self-control
- R.W. Letter 4 To Mrs. Saville, England August 5th, 17— So strange an accident has happened to us that I cannot forbear recording it, although it is very probable that you will see me before these papers can come into your possession.Introductory Letters (52% in)
- September 5th A scene has just passed of such uncommon interest that, although it is highly probable that these papers may never reach you, yet I cannot forbear recording it.Chapter 24 (55% in)
There are no more uses of "forbearance" in Frankenstein.
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