forbear forbear


  1. (n) a person from whom you are descended
  2. (v) refrain from doing
  3. (v) resist doing something



  • During the procession, the leader could not forbear slowing down occasionally to acknowledge the continued cheers of the people. .


  • The real Uncle Sam: Troy program to introduce the man behind the myth

    TROY — The city’s association with the national icon, Uncle Sam, was formally recognized in 1961 by a Congressional resolution saluting a man named Samuel Wilson as the forbear of this figure which has come to represent the power and prestige of the U.S. government.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Saratogian


  • Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in a statement that Anglican leaders are asking all sides in the fight over the Bible and sexuality to "forbear for a season" until the 77 million-member Anglican Communion can forge a compromise.
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Katharine Jefferts Schori Source: Forbes

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