forbore


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for·bore

 (fôr-bôr′)
v.
Past tense of forbear1.

forbore

(fɔːˈbɔː)
vb
the past tense of forbear1
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Grose listened with dumb emotion; she forbore to ask me what this meaning might be; so that, presently, to put the thing with some coherence and with the mere aid of her presence to my own mind, I went on: "That he's an injury to the others.
and, on the present occasion, though pretty well aware of the shape her husband's meditations were taking, she very prudently forbore to meddle with them, only sat very quietly in her chair, and looked quite ready to hear her liege lord's intentions, when he should think proper to utter them.
Marianne was going to retort, but she remembered her promises, and forbore.
I asked him what her disposition was: whether it was at all mischievous, and if her sympathies were generally on the right side of things: but, not succeeding in attracting his attention to these questions after two or three attempts, I forbore or forgot to repeat them.
Quite despairing of making my mind clear to Wemmick on this point, I forbore to try.
Some lines went through my head, but I forbore to quote them:--
She spake, and at her words the hellish Pest Forbore, then these to her SATAN return'd:
Other attendants there were of a different description; two or three large and shaggy greyhounds, such as were then employed in hunting the stag and wolf; as many slow-hounds of a large bony breed, with thick necks, large beads, and long ears; and one or two of the smaller dogs, now called terriers, which waited with impatience the arrival of the supper; but, with the sagacious knowledge of physiognomy peculiar to their race, forbore to intrude upon the moody silence of their master, apprehensive probably of a small white truncheon which lay by Cedric's trencher, for the purpose of repelling the advances of his four-legged dependants.
And, for the same reason, you generously forbore to tell me that you were no more in love with me than with the man in the moon.
Her prudent mother, occupied by the same ideas, forbore to invite him to sit by herself.
The American traders contented themselves with following up the head branches of the Missouri, the Yellowstone, and other rivers and streams on the Atlantic side of the mountains, but forbore to attempt those great snow-crowned sierras.