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used in The Poisonwood Bible

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refraining (holding back) from acting


patience, tolerance, or self-control
  • I'm sure the Congolese heard it every day for a hundred years while they had to forbear the Belgians.
    Book 5 — Exodus (30% in)
forbear = tolerate; or refrain from acting
  • We had known him to forbear with a silent grimace when Methuselah said, "Piss off," but of course that was the doing of Brother Fowles.
    Book 1 — Genesis (79% in)
  • What do people here know but forbearance?
    Book 5 — Exodus (43% in)

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