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Synonyms for forbear


Synonyms for forbear

to hold oneself back

Synonyms for forbear

a person from whom you are descended

refrain from doing


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But 'tis the second time I have had special tickets to a show from beneath the bushes, and I cannot forbear my delight.
It has been very properly observed by different speakers and writers on the side of the Constitution, that if the exercise of the power of internal taxation by the Union should be discovered on experiment to be really inconvenient, the federal government may then forbear the use of it, and have recourse to requisitions in its stead.
And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forbears fought are still at issue around the globe.
At other times Walter listened to the stories of his grandmother, hearing all about the wild doings of his forbears, or the brave deeds of Bruce and Wallace.
Yet my brothers, I pray to Allah that you are of the forbearing people, and we will forbear and be patient till Allah dispose of a way out.
It may however, need to define itself a little differently from its Long Beach forbear.
As a contributor I forbear to review it, but will confess to pleasant surprise at the consistency of view between authors.
British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is writing a biography of his forbear, Robert Falcon Scott - better known as Scott of the Antarctic.
Though not exactly a clone of its more fiunous American forbear, POL is the best positioned of the South American, content-providing, Internet service providers.
To forbear means to have patience, to bear up against, to channel emotion.
The pre-FDICIA environment encouraged "perverse incentives for owners and managers to take excessive risks and for regulators to forbear and overextend the federal safety net," he said.
Cornishman Andrew Hawkins has taken himself off to the Gambia to kneel in chains while apologising for the slave-dealing activities of his forbear Sir John Hawkins, the first Englishman to sail a human cargo across the Atlantic.
In this polemic, Fried substantially transformed the dialectic of Modernism as bequeathed to him by his inevitable forbear and sometime mentor Clement Greenberg.
Negotiations to resolve the dispute continue with a majority of the holders of the Debentures, who have agreed to instruct the Trustee to forbear from taking any further action with respect to the Debentures for a period of 14 days.
Erika Rummel, Erasmus' Annotations on the New Testament, Toronto, 1986) or forbear to discuss the question (P.