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Definition of "forbore" []

  • Past tense of forbear1. (verb)

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Use "forbore" in a sentence
  • "It is true that, in deference to the prejudices of their Hindu neighbours in these ignorant wilds, they forbore from the sacred cow, but tinned substitutes offered sufficient opportunity for homage to British instincts."
  • "He therefore prudently forbore, that is to say, as much as he could forbear, to show any signs of his attachment to Rose, till he had full opportunity of forming a decisive judgment of her character."
  • "But I do know that I used the word 'forbore' for the first time the other day and I'm 80% or more through!"
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