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used in 1776

3 uses
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refraining (holding back) from acting


patience, tolerance, or self-control
  • We have too long shown our forbearance and long-suffering....
    p. 16.4
  • I dread the consequences of this dissimilitude of character, and without the utmost caution on both sides, and the most considerate forbearance with one another and prudent condescension on both sides, they will certainly be fatal.
    p. 57.9
  • An attack by Howe on Dorchester Heights had been his "utmost wish," and he could "scarce forbear lamenting the disappointment" he felt.
    p. 110.7

There are no more uses of "forbearance" in 1776.

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