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used in The Aeneid

7 uses
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refraining (holding back) from acting


patience, tolerance, or self-control
  • Forbear thy threats:
    Book 10 (96% in)
forbear = refrain from acting upon
  • Then thus Deiphobus: "O sacred maid, Forbear to chide, and be your will obey'd!
    Book 6 (59% in)
  • First, from the quarter of the morn, there sprung A light that sign'd the heav'ns, and shot along; Then from a cloud, fring'd round with golden fires, Were timbrels heard, and Berecynthian choirs; And, last, a voice, with more than mortal sounds, Both hosts, in arms oppos'd, with equal horror wounds: "O Trojan race, your needless aid forbear, And know, my ships are my peculiar care.
    Book 9 (12% in)
  • This foul reproach Ascanius could not hear With patience, or a vow'd revenge forbear.
    Book 9 (77% in)
  • Then to the king: "Your empty vaunts forbear; Success I hope, and fate I cannot fear; Alive or dead, I shall deserve a name; Jove is impartial, and to both the same."
    Book 10 (48% in)
  • At last, in deference to my love, forbear To lodge within thy soul this anxious care; Reclin'd upon my breast, thy grief unload: Who should relieve the goddess, but the god?
    Book 12 (84% in)
  • Now, now, I quit the field! forbear to fright My tender soul, ye baleful birds of night; The lashing of your wings I know too well, The sounding flight, and fun'ral screams of hell!
    Book 12 (92% in)

There are no more uses of "forbearance" in The Aeneid.

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