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  • adv. In a forbearing manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a forbearing, patient manner.


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  • Well, dearest little woman, we must look forbearingly on it.

    Bleak House

  • Rather, they questioned us with it, and they only suggested, very forbearingly, that we should come to their house with them to see those laces, which of course were old laces; their house was quite near.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • She waits forbearingly for me to remove my head from her web.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • I determined to persist, as delicately and forbearingly as possible.

    The Woman in White

  • "There's no help for it," said the man, forbearingly, but with little time to spare for her.

    Funeral Games

  • The important point here is not so much that the British treated him forbearingly as that he was always able to command publicity.

    Reflections on Gandhi

  • But as even this frail compensation was denied me, I saw more clearly than ever how urgent it was for me to go forth resignedly where thousands of my fellow-toilers were struggling already, and, without looking back upon my brighter yesterday, press onward patiently and forbearingly in the course which an unexpected reverse had opened out for me.

    The Doctor's Daughter

  • He forbearingly lowered his tail, composed his fur, and walked out of the cage and into the near-by woods as tamely as a house tabby out for a stroll.

    A Woman Tenderfoot

  • He sat at a table, talking too familiarly, or at least too forbearingly, with a rubicund, hard-faced man in shirt-sleeves standing at his elbow -- probably the head of the place, or his first aide; and he was buying obviously unnecessary glasses of things for two of the young creatures in short skirts -- Gertrudes and Adeles of that particular stratum, or Katies and Maggies, if preferred.

    On the Stairs

  • Lady Alicia smiled forbearingly, almost pityingly.

    The Prairie Mother


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