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- I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction to the sentiments of others
forbear = refrain (hold back)
- I wrote him an ingenuous letter of acknowledgment, crav'd his forbearance a little longer, which he allow'd me, and as soon as I was able, I paid the principal with interest, and many thanks; so that erratum was in some degree corrected.
- Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
There are no more uses of "forbearance" in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.
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