The evening wind made such a disturbance just now, among some tall old elm-trees at the bottom of the garden, that neither my mother nor Miss Betsey could forbear glancing that way.
I never heard such sweet forbearing kindness expressed in a voice, as she expressed in making this reply.
’Our friend Waterbrook will excuse me if I forbear to explain myself generally, on account of the magnitude of the interests involved.’
I asked him what her disposition was: whether it was at all mischievous, and if her sympathies were generally on the right side of things: but, not succeeding in attracting his attention to these questions after two or three attempts, I forbore or forgot to repeat them.
I touched my companion without speaking, and we both forbore to cross after her, and both followed on that opposite side of the way; keeping as quietly as we could in the shadow of the houses, but keeping very near her.
The Misses Spenlow added that they begged to forbear expressing, ’through the medium of correspondence’, an opinion on the subject of Mr. Copperfield’s communication; but that if Mr. Copperfield would do them the favour to call, upon a certain day (accompanied, if he thought proper, by a confidential friend), they would be happy to hold some conversation on the subject.
There are no more uses of "forbearance" in the book.
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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...