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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·bear v. i. [imp. Forbore (Forbare [Obs.]); p. p. Forborne p. pr. & vb. n. Forbearing.]
 1. To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
    Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear?   --1 Kings xxii. 6.
 2. To refuse; to decline; to give no heed.
    Thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.   --Ezek. ii. 7.
 3. To control one's self when provoked.
 The kindest and the happiest pair
 Will find occasion to forbear.   --Cowper.
    Both bear and forbear.   --Old Proverb.