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forbear
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 8
1. An ancestor; a forefather; - usually in the plural.
Part of Speech: present participle
Part of Speech: verb
1. To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
3. To control one's self when provoked.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up; as, to forbear the use of a word of doubdtful propriety.
2. To treat with consideration or indulgence.
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