Forbear

For*bear"

, v. t. 1. To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up; as, to forbear the use of a word of doubtful propriety.
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But let me that plunder forbear.
Shenstone.
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The King
In open battle or the tilting field
Forbore his own advantage.
Tennyson.
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2. To treat with consideration or indulgence.
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Forbearing one another in love.
Eph. iv. 2.
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3. To cease from bearing. [Obs.]
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Whenas my womb her burden would forbear.
Spenser.
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