intransitive verb past tense forbore past participle forborne
- [formal] to forbear to +
infinitiveabstenerseshe wisely forbore to comment to forbear de+ infinitive -ingabstenerse de+ infinitiveExample sentences
- Sidroc's anger now was only a small part of what he bore for Toki, and the reasons he forbore from killing him must be equally deep and old.
- I have forborne from commenting on the latest media circus about Australia's Governor General because of its sheer absurdity but I suppose I should devote a few words to it.
- So, having fastened her window, she forbore to close the shutters, and, propped against the pillows, she lay looking out through the window's casement, entranced by the view, the peace and beauty of that rural summer night.
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