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forbearance
used in Sense and Sensibility

6 uses
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Definition
refraining (holding back) from acting

or:

patience, tolerance, or self-control
  • She could consult with her brother, could receive her sister-in-law on her arrival, and treat her with proper attention; and could strive to rouse her mother to similar exertion, and encourage her to similar forbearance.
    Chapter 1 (97% in)
  • Elinor wished that the same forbearance could have extended towards herself, but that was impossible, and she was obliged to listen day after day to the indignation of them all.
    Chapter 32 (35% in)
  • Marianne was going to retort, but she remembered her promises, and forbore.
    Chapter 37 (80% in)
  • Elinor's heart thanked her for such kindness towards Edward, though she could not forbear smiling at the form of it.
    Chapter 37 (93% in)
  • Did I imitate your forbearance, or lessen your restraints, by taking any part in those offices of general complaisance or particular gratitude which you had hitherto been left to discharge alone?
    Chapter 46 (78% in)
  • From you, from my home, I shall never again have the smallest incitement to move; and if I do mix in other society, it will be only to shew that my spirit is humbled, my heart amended, and that I can practise the civilities, the lesser duties of life, with gentleness and forbearance.
    Chapter 46 (87% in)

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