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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of forbid.


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  • It forbids doubt and examination; it “forbids a man the right to exercise his reason; it deprives him of the liberty of thinking, and degrades him into a bearded baby.

    The Grounds of Christianity Examined by Comparing The New Testament with the Old

  • Much that was amusing and interesting occurred during our three-hours 'journey, but regard for our word forbids my relating it.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864

  • Humbled by His love, the wise among them realize why His word forbids this struggle.

    Fruit of His Lips

  • “Because the proposed law by its express terms forbids same-sex couples entry into civil marriage, it continues to relegate same-sex couples to a different status,” the justices wrote.

    Why Marriage Matters

  • "The wraith of my departed priestly calling forbids me to phrase my answer just as I'd like best to do," he said.

    The Brentons

  • "Madame, you are no true daughter of the Church," he said, "and my calling forbids me to enter into any discussion with you!"

    The Master-Christian

  • The United States has placed al Shabaab on its official list of foreign terrorist organizations, a designation which forbids U.S. groups from providing "material support" to the group that controls large parts of the Horn of Africa nation.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • It is a term that forbids women from having desire, from being sexual beings.

    The Guardian World News

  • Is not this contrary to what our Saviour prescribes in the gospel, who in express terms forbids us this afflicting of the body, in our fastings; Matt. vi.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VI.

  • The resolution in broad terms forbids conducting campaign activity on Senate work time and using Senate equipment for campaign work, and bars employees from serving on a campaign committee of a senator or Senate candidate.

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