verb (used with object), for·bore [fawr-bawr], /fɔrˈbɔr/, for·borne [fawr-bawrn], /fɔrˈbɔrn/, for·bear·ing.
verb (used without object), for·bore [fawr-bawr], /fɔrˈbɔr/, for·borne [fawr-bawrn], /fɔrˈbɔrn/, for·bear·ing.
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But—and I forbear to lead up to it artistically—I dissever myself from your chariot wheels.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
And thou shalt speak my words to them, if perhaps they will hear, and forbear: for they provoke me to anger.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Georgie could not forbear a smile, while Lucy burst into inextinguishable peals of silvery laughter.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Can they stand still when everything is in motion, when everything is stirring, and forbear running whither every one runs?The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre
Nor can any right-minded man forbear his tribute to the good which Socialistic agitation has done.The Inhumanity of Socialism|Edward F. Adams