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- 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)
There are no more uses of "forbearance" in The Poisonwood Bible.
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