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used in Gone with the Wind

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refraining (holding back) from acting


patience, tolerance, or self-control
  • She had the easily stirred passions of her Irish father and nothing except the thinnest veneer of her mother's unselfish and forbearing nature.
    1.3 (95% in)
  • She forbore to say anything as she looked at the two sheets but Ashley read her face.
    5.51 (25% in)
  • This worked great hardship and strained the tact and forbearance of the unrelated half of the town, for the India-Melanie feud made a rupture in practically every social organization.
    5.55 (79% in)

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