forbearance

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the capacity of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint

Synonyms for forbearance

good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

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a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges

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My caprices are at an end, and my violent temper has tried your forbearance for the last time.
Neither is it an act of any forbearance: I have no wish to publish your shame.
I am more disposed to mercy and forbearance under such circumstances than I can tell you, Hugh.
You talk of my peculiar claims on your forbearance. What claims do you mean?"
Your delusion constitutes your peculiar claim on my forbearance. Nothing you can say or do will shake my forbearance.
Pray count on my forbearance. I am not at all offended--I am merely amused.
She would keep the peace if possible; and there was something honourable and valuable in the strong domestic habits, the allsufficiency of home to himself, whence resulted her brother's disposition to look down on the common rate of social intercourse, and those to whom it was important.It had a high claim to forbearance.
He pressed for the strictest forbearance and silence towards their niece; she not only promised, but did observe it.
She could consult with her brother, could receive her sister-in-law on her arrival, and treat her with proper attention; and could strive to rouse her mother to similar exertion, and encourage her to similar forbearance.
"Now, whether," pursued Herbert, "he had used the child's mother ill, or whether he had used the child's mother well, Provis doesn't say; but, she had shared some four or five years of the wretched life he described to us at this fireside, and he seems to have felt pity for her, and forbearance towards her.
Elizabeth received them with all the forbearance of civility, and, at the request of the gentlemen, remained at the instrument till her ladyship's carriage was ready to take them all home.
Among strangers he had grown up as best he could, but he had seldom been used with patience or forbearance. He prided himself on his self-control.
Stryver shouldering him towards the door, with an appearance of showering generosity, forbearance, and goodwill, on his erring head.
For instance, Congress could curtail excessive use of forbearance by limiting discretionary forbearances to three consecutive months, down from the current limit of three years.