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Definition of "forborne" [for•borne]

  • Past participle of forbear1. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "forborne" in a sentence
  • "As it is in the body, it is not enough that the disease be stopped, but it must grow in health; so in the soul, it is not enough that acts of sin be forborne, which is stopping a disease, but it must be healthy, and grow in holiness."
  • "Factory farms are also major contributors to the increasing risk of forborne illness in the U.S. poultry has been and remains the number one culprit, they fuel the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and causes unthinkable suffering for animals."
  • "While he was mostly calling to task fellow leftists for deserting what he saw as a vital cause, I felt that he spoke to all who had at least forborne in our military actions to account."
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