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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 for·bear·ance /fɔrˈbærən(t)s, fɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·bear·ance n. The act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience.
 He soon shall find
 Forbearance no acquittance ere day end.   --Milton.
 2. The quality of being forbearing; indulgence toward offenders or enemies; long-suffering.
    Have a continent forbearance, till the speed of his rage goes slower.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Abstinence; refraining; lenity; mildness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence [syn: patience,
            longanimity] [ant: impatience]
      2: a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges;
         refraining from acting; "his forbearance to reply was