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  • 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. .
  • Their companies carefully forbear intruding into each other's markets.
  • Good honest fellowssome could not forbear to skip a bit for joy as the procession moved from Cathedral to Parliament.
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  • 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.

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