forbearing forbearing

Definition(s):

  • (adj) showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment

Usage(s):

  1. Besides, a simple acknowledgement of the correlation between people's physiology and their politics could perhaps encourage a more forbearing kind of political discourse.
  2. He is less forbearing with the men who forced him to give up the throne.
  3. Erland Josephson, who played the husband in Scenes from a Marriage, makes an intelligent, forbearing Tomas, but the movie belongs to Liv Ullmann.

News

  1. Movie review: ‘Nebraska,’ a stirring road trip comedy

    Outfitted with delicious wit and a forbearing tone, the charm of screenwriter Bob Nelson’s Midwest-set dramedy, “Nebraska,” is rooted in its clever dialogue and novel approach to small-town dynamics.With performances cunningly delivered by Bruce Dern, Will Forte (“Saturday Night Live”) and June Squibb (“About Schmidt”), the endearing tale follows a father and son who set out on a road trip to ...
    on November 17, 2013     Source: Kingsport Times-News

  2. Film Review: 'Nebraska' is a stirring and heartwarming road trip comedy

    Outfitted with delicious wit and a forbearing tone, the charm of screenwriter Bob Nelson's Midwest-set dramedy, "Nebraska," is rooted in its clever dialogue and novel approach to small-town dynamics.
    on November 16, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times

  3. Review: 'Nebraska,' a stirring road trip comedy

    Outfitted with delicious wit and a forbearing tone, the charm of screenwriter Bob Nelson's Midwest-set dramedy, "Nebraska," is rooted in its clever dialogue and novel approach to small-town dynamics.
    on November 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love," says Paul.
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: the Apostle Paul Source: Evening Bulletin

  2. "We hope you show restraint and try to ensure that by no means insecurity is created, and that your patience and forbearing bring stability and security," Khan said.
    on Sep 12, 2004 By: Ismail Khan Source: China Daily

  3. Mr Harvie's fellow guest, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Tavish Scott, who sat next to the Green leader, said he thought that Mr Brown had been a "most forbearing host".
    on Apr 16, 2009 By: Tavish Scott Source: Scotsman

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