forborne forborne


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



  1. For three years the Allies had forborne.
  2. He had forborne, hoping others would forbear, and they had not.
  3. New York's Mayor Lindsay has wisely forborne forcing the issue with protesters harmlessly occupying a state building site in Harlem.
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