All Verb Noun Adverb
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  • I could not forbear to let you know that some letters have arrived. Cited from Fated to Be Free, by Jean Ingelow
  • I could not forbear taking a look at him as he lay there. Cited from Sir Ludar, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • He or his forbears had made them or bought them or married into them. Cited from The Foundations of Japan, by J.W. Robertson Scott
  • No doubt she would have done it had not a thought forborne her. Cited from The Forest Lovers, by Maurice Hewlett
  • Yet, woman-like, she could not forbear from just one more word. Cited from Corporal Sam and Other Stories, by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • I forbore to ask my brother whether he had been to old Rome. Cited from Lavengro: the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest, by George Borrow
  • I did not know what to think; so forbore to think anything. Cited from That Affair Next Door, by Anna Katharine Green
  • And do not forbear to plant trees because they grow so slowly. Cited from The Amateur Garden, by George W. Cable
  • Do you think I am a child because I have been forbearing? Cited from Gil the Gunner, by George Manville Fenn
  • So he forbore to spring upon me the greatest surprise of all. Cited from Tell England, by Ernest Raymond
  • But she forbore to ask questions, and again turned her attention to the house. Cited from Agatha's Husband, by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • I was ready enough to eat them then, but forbore to let him know it. Cited from Lazarre, by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • He had been very forbearing with her throughout that difficult time. Cited from The Odds, by Ethel M. Dell
  • I scarcely see how they can forbear to shoot the white man where he stands. Cited from At Home And Abroad, by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
  • Still the word must be spoken to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear. Cited from The Christian Life, by Thomas Arnold
  • They sat very straight and forbore to look at each other. Cited from Secret Adversary, by Agatha Christie
  • But if he forbore at Oxford, he did not let things pass outside. Cited from The Oxford Movement, by R.W. Church
  • I could say much more, but for the present must forbear. Cited from God's Answers, by Clara M. S. Lowe
  • The door stood partly open, and Rose could not forbear taking one look. Cited from Miss Merivale's Mistake, by Mrs. Henry Clarke
  • Why make him pay for what his forbears had done? Cited from The Drums Of Jeopardy, by Harold MacGrath
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Synonyms of forbear

Meaning of forbear

  • verb Refrain from doing
    she forbore a snicker