from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. A past tense of forbid.
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- v. Simple past of forbid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete preterit of forbid.
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I took no rest, and greed of gain forbad me give a grain
From such a correspondence, if she could derive neither comfort nor information, she thought she found intimations of its source in the style of Lady Rachel’s letters to her; and she believed it to be such as forbad her too eagerly to wish for an elucidation, probably more painful than the obscurity in which she felt herself lost.
What Japan did with their rocketeers when the WWII treaty forbad rocket development was develop Japan's bullet trains.
One of my peers remembers that her mother forbad her to eat peaches in the summer for fear that the virus could flourish in the "peach fuzz."
It forbad strong government bargaining over drug prices.
As Constable explained to a business associate, When we had just got matters in train Mr. Rucker writes that his Uncle in London has forbad him to accept American bills. . .
Some frowned on it or forbad it and others accepted it quite readily.
Our protective government, right on the spot, immediately forbad all passengers thenceforth to carry any liquid – shampoo, skin lotion, gin or Diet Dr. Pepper – aboard.
As is typical of the workings of our world, these polarizing forces have to be balanced forbad economic conditions to heal and improve.
In those days, by the way, al fresco dining was illegal as city ordinances forbad restaurants to serve outdoors for health reasons.
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