a simple past tense of forbid.
- Also for·bad [fer-bad, fawr-], /fərˈbæd, fɔr-/, forbid.
- forbade , forebode
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How to use forbade in a sentence
Traditionally, the community has eschewed visitors and strangers to their towns, and strictly forbade outside marriage.
There are those still living whose sex forbade them to offer their lives, but who gave instead their happiness.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary | Malcolm Jones | May 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a NRA-sponsored law that forbade pediatricians from asking about guns in the home.
Hamas first forbade women from riding on the back of motorcycles, and then from riding on them at all.
Often they forbade firearms altogether within the limits of a city.The Roots of Anti-Government Gun Culture in America | David Frum | March 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pride forbade him to confess himself a homeless, penniless vagabond.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
That my aspirations were satisfied I do not pretend, for ambition forbade any settled feeling of rest or content.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Jessie forbade her chum to tell, by a hard stare and a determined shake of her head.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
His mind with all its sternness ever tended to clemency, and his constitutional prudence, or measure, forbade purposeless excess.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
Bishop Fox in his injunctions in 1507 forbade sundry priests to hold any communication with the abbess or with any of the nuns.Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey | Thomas Perkins
British Dictionary definitions for forbade
the past tense of forbid
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