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- Dear sir, forbear!1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — A Room of State in King Lear's Palace (52% in)
forbear = refrain (hold back) from acting
- Bethink yourself wherein you may have offended him: and at my entreaty forbear his presence until some little time hath qualified the heat of his displeasure; which at this instant so rageth in him that with the mischief of your person it would scarcely allay.1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A Hall in the Earl of Gloster's Castle (87% in)
- I pray you have a continent forbearance till the speed of his rage goes slower; and, as I say, retire with me to my lodging, from whence I will fitly bring you to hear my lord speak: pray you, go; there's my key.1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A Hall in the Earl of Gloster's Castle (90% in)
- —Tell the hot duke that— No, but not yet: may be he is not well: Infirmity doth still neglect all office Whereto our health is bound: we are not ourselves When nature, being oppress'd, commands the mind To suffer with the body: I'll forbear; And am fallen out with my more headier will, To take the indispos'd and sickly fit For the sound man.2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — Before Gloster's Castle; Kent in the stocks (32% in)
There are no more uses of "forbearance" in King Lear.
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