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 GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. of forbid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Preterit of forbid.
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Mahmud made a second entertainment and sent to invite Ala al-Din; but he consulted the Chief Cameleer who again forbade him.
She wanted to hold him, to be held by him, the way a dropped stone wants to fall, but his expression forbade her.
Tears rose to her eyes, she stamped, she jumped up and down, and, in short, forbade the doctor to kill it.
So highly were the services of Brother Grimes prized that the chaplaincy of the regiment was not only tendered him, but urged upon him; but the multifarious duties of his calling forbade his going with the regiment he loved and revered.
The couple lived as man and wife; though her husband finally got a divorce from her in 1759, its terms forbade her remarriage.
Although that language by its literal terms forbade Congress from legislating to abridge free expression, the guarantees were understood to bind the whole government, and to limit what the President could ask a court to do.
It was such a small spring that it took more than an hour for the horses to water—Captain Call forbade the men to drink until the horses had had their fill, an order Captain McCrae agreed with.
Morrow's expression forbade argument in general, and argument before the assembled ship's crew in particular.
But Stephen did not shoot, and with a quick word forbade the others to fire.
About twenty-five years ago the Canadian government by statute rigorously and in terms forbade women to vote.
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