Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by patience and indulgence; long-suffering: as, a forbearing temper.
- adj. Characterized by patience and indulgence; long-suffering: as, a forbearing temper.
- v. present participle of forbear.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Disposed or accustomed to forbear; patient; long-suffering.
- adj. showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment
“Generous, too, he appeared to her, in forbearing to apply to Sir Hugh, without her permission; disinterested, in declaring he did not wish for her hand without her heart: and noble, in not seeking her in a clandestine manner, but referring every thing to”
“By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, Prov. xxv.”
“15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.”
“So that each, having only their own private injuries to resent, felt free in forbearing.”
“I shall not enter into his literary quarrels further than to say that he seems to me, on the whole, to have been forbearing, which is the more striking as he tells us repeatedly that he was naturally vindictive.”
“When reading about Patience in the Guide, His Holiness spoke of a man he met in Northern Ireland who had been shot and blinded who, completely without animosity to his assailant, displayed the kind of forbearing patience to which Shantideva refers.”
“The ban explicitly disallowed "forbearing of labour" and "feasting" on Christmas, and included a fine of five shillings a not-inconsequential sum of money, back then for whomever "shall be found observing any such day as Xmas or the like.”
“Perhaps this is a forbearing for things to come later this year.”
“We as an industry, as a kneejerk reaction in the emergence of the crisis, and because the government asked us to be forbearing to customers in the hope it would all go away, we have been too lenient with some customers.”
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