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forbearance
used in Jane Eyre

7 uses
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Definition
refraining (holding back) from acting

or:

patience, tolerance, or self-control
  • I heard her with wonder: I could not comprehend this doctrine of endurance; and still less could I understand or sympathise with the forbearance she expressed for her chastiser.
    Chapter 6 (51% in)
  • The day will close almost before you are aware it has begun; and you are indebted to no one for helping you to get rid of one vacant moment: you have had to seek no one's company, conversation, sympathy, forbearance; you have lived, in short, as an independent being ought to do.
    Chapter 21 (78% in)
  • I should not settle tamely down into being the forbearing party; I should assign you your share of labour, and compel you to accomplish it, or else it should be left undone: I should insist, also, on your keeping some of those drawling, half-insincere complaints hushed in your own breast.
    Chapter 22 (6% in)
  • I could not forbear saying.
    Chapter 33 (6% in)
  • Don't cling so tenaciously to ties of the flesh; save your constancy and ardour for an adequate cause; forbear to waste them on trite transient objects.
    Chapter 34 (11% in)
  • I found him a very patient, very forbearing, and yet an exacting master: he expected me to do a great deal; and when I fulfilled his expectations, he, in his own way, fully testified his approbation.
    Chapter 34 (42% in)
  • I told him to forbear question or remark; I desired him to leave me: I must and would be alone.
    Chapter 35 (98% in)

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