verb (used with object), for·bore, for·borne, for·bear·ing.
verb (used without object), for·bore, for·borne, for·bear·ing.
- forbes disease,
Origin of forbear1
Examples from the Web for forbear
But he with the chain checked her sudden, and with his whip did cruelly lash her for it, that I cried 'Forbear!The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
He was a man who could not forbear from searching for the soul, from following its workings.In the Wilderness|Robert Hichens
Must he, when the delicious moment of love's ripening had arrived, forbear to pluck, to eat?Love's Usuries|Louis Creswicke
Throwing down the ill-omened journal, I could not forbear a muttered quotation: "The day looks dark for England."Border and Bastille|George A. Lawrence
He gone, I late to my office, and cannot forbear admiring and consulting my new rule, and so home to supper and to bed.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys