verb (used with object), for·bore, for·borne, for·bear·ing.
verb (used without object), for·bore, for·borne, for·bear·ing.
Origin of forbear1
Synonyms for forbear
Related Words for forbearinggentle, forgiving, moderate, charitable, clement, considerate, easy, humane, humanitarian, indulgent, lenient, long-suffering, merciful, mild, patient, thoughtful, soft-shell
Examples from the Web for forbearing
Contemporary Examples of forbearing
Some readers therefore concluded that the forbearing Dr. Spielvogel must be the hero of the novel.Who Is Philip Roth’s Portnoy Satirizing?
August 28, 2012
Historical Examples of forbearing
Is she not for ever obliged (as she was pleased to hint to me) to be of the forbearing side?Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
We are grateful to you, Ted and I, for having been so forbearing in the past.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
He was forgiving and forbearing and kinder than I had any right to expect.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
Could we not pay our friend the compliment of truth, of silence, of forbearing?Essays, Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are insults which even my forbearing spirit will not meekly endure.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York
Lemuel Ely Quigg