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forbearance
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The House of Mirth
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  • The sacrifice she had made had seemed unavailing enough; no trace remained in Lily of the subduing influences of that hour; but Gerty’s tenderness, disciplined by long years of contact with obscure and inarticulate suffering, could wait on its object with a silent forbearance which took no account of time.

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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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