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forbearance
used in The Call of the Wild

2 uses
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Definition
refraining (holding back) from acting

or:

patience, tolerance, or self-control
  • It was the cherished belief of each that he did more than his share of the work, and neither forbore to speak this belief at every opportunity.
    Chapter 5 — The Toil of Trace and Trail (56% in)
forbore = refrained (held back) from acting
  • As Buck grew stronger they enticed him into all sorts of ridiculous games, in which Thornton himself could not forbear to join; and in this fashion Buck romped through his convalescence and into a new existence.
    Chapter 6 — For the Love of a Man (7% in)

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