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forbearance
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  • I therefore forbore to ask any further questions.
  • I think you must have remarked that I could not forbear a tribute to those charms when I put up the steps of the ’ackney-coach.
  • These exasperating questions so inflamed his mind and the minds of Oswald and Francis that they all pinched me at once, and in a dreadfully expert way— screwing up such little pieces of my arms that I could hardly forbear crying out.
  • Well, dearest little woman, we must look forbearingly on it.
  • Oh, Mr. Woodcourt, forbear, forbear!
  • Oh, Mr. Woodcourt, forbear, forbear!
  • …time, and when some cried, "Esther, dear, say good-bye to me here at my bedside, where you first spoke so kindly to me!" and when others asked me only to write their names, "With Esther’s love," and when they all surrounded me with their parting presents and clung to me weeping and cried, "What shall we do when dear, dear Esther’s gone!" and when I tried to tell them how forbearing and how good they had all been to me and how I blessed and thanked them every one, what a heart I had!

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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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