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forbearance
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Great Expectations
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  • ...and he seems to have felt pity for her, and forbearance towards her.
  • Towards Mr. Pocket, as a grown-up infant with no notion of his own interests, they showed the complacent forbearance I had heard them express.
  • Quite despairing of making my mind clear to Wemmick on this point, I forbore to try.
  • Forasmuch as they hang in my memory by only this one slender thread, I don’t know what they did, except that they forbore to remove me.
  • But reflecting, before I got into his room, which was at the back of the house and adjoined mine, that he and Startop had had a harder day than I, and were fatigued, I forbore.
  • But, it was only the pleasanter to turn to Biddy and to Joe, whose great forbearance shone more brightly than before, if that could be, contrasted with this brazen pretender.

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  • She recommended regulatory forbearance while the banks repair their balance sheets.
  • We are to be tested in our patience, our forbearance, our perseverance, our power to endure wrong...

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