from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Middle English form of forbear.
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` And eek, for she is straunge, he wol forbere 1660
Though he were hardy & wyse he myȝt not me forbere
But at that word, ther was one of the gentlemê that stode by, that could not forbere lawghynge, for the which I was very sory.