forbore forbore

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Yet Lawyer Littlepage, to whom Milly was secretary, forbore to dismiss her despite her flippancy, her sullen desire to live her own life regardless of the opinions of others.
  2. According to Senor Calles, he forbore to act in the hope that the plotters would renounce their treasonable intentions.
  3. A couple of hundred other bright persons also forbore.
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