forbearance :

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fawr be ruhns

  • n  good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
  • n  a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting
    his forbearance to reply was alarming

  • But when Rickey read to him from The Life of Christ, Jackie understood the wisdom and the necessity of forbearance.
  • He needed six years and three schools to get through high school, and managed to graduate from Brown University only through the forbearance of a sympathetic dean.
  • The older boy reads on with gentle forbearance.
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  • Micheal Martin in BBC News
    Mr Martin said the priest had "displayed great forbearance in enduring more than a month in captivity, in spite of his age and difficult health", Associated Press news agency reported.
  • Nancy Pelosi in AFP
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the White House had agreed to four Democratic principles for the bailout bill -- covering "forbearance, oversight, equity, and executive pay."
  • Roger Toussaint in USA Today
    We thank our riders for their patience and forbearance,Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Roger Toussaint said.

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