- n a person from whom you are descended
- v refrain from doing
- v resist doing something
she could not forbear weeping
- During the procession, the leader could not forbear slowing down occasionally to acknowledge the continued cheers of the people. .
- Good honest fellowssome could not forbear to skip a bit for joy as the procession moved from Cathedral to Parliament.
- Their companies carefully forbear intruding into each other's markets.
News & Articles
- 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.
June 7, 2013 - The Saratogian
- Katharine Jefferts Schori in Forbes
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.