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  • n. One who forbears.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who forbears.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who forbears.


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forbear +‎ -er


  • Obama?) must have thought that the extra syllable in "forbearer" gave the word the sort of solemn weightiness suitable to the liturgical grandeur of an inaugural address, and tipped it into the speech without regard for its actual meaning.

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  • That same year, W.G. Shockey patented a wind-up safety razor, forbearer to the electric razor now used by about 20% of male shavers.

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  • Can you site evidence of us ignoring Adams 'faith and perspective as part of embracing him as a religious forbearer?

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  • These groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt that is the ideological forbearer of al-Qaeda, seek to reestablish a Caliphate from Spain to Indonesia, incorporating more than one billion Muslims under the leadership of one religious leader - the Caliph - who would impose on everyone Muslim religious law: Sharia, with its barbaric penalties that include death for offenses such as adultery and amputations for stealing.

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  • Every time my mother reads one of my “Gucci, Gucci” blogs, she remembers how my grandmother (my fish-keeping forbearer) used to just dump her goldfish in a glass in the sink and clean out her tank with a scrub brush.

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  • No one brags that their father or grandfather lead the fight to oppose Social Security or Medicare - any more than they brag that their forbearer lead the fight against civil rights.

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  • Ripley Entertainment Inc. Robert Ripley was the creator of the Believe It or Not! cartoon strip and Believe It or Not! odditoriums, the forbearer of the modern museums.

    Ripley's Collections of Oddities

  • After Hours is also paced to within an inch of its life: fast and jarring cuts populate the film, a clear forbearer to the coke-fueled finale of Goodfellas.

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  • And the powers that be should promote this aspect an aspect that is a forbearer to Peace.

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  • Inside, the interior layout is now a model of simplicity and function, one of the few areas in which this Focus trumps its forbearer.

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