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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɔːˈbɛː.ɹən(t)s/
- (General American) IPA(key): /fɔɹˈbɛɹ.ən(t)s/
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- (General Australian) IPA(key): /foːˈbeə.ɹən(t)s/
- (New Zealand) IPA(key): /foːˈbiəɹɘn(t)s/
- Patient self-control; restraint and tolerance under provocation.
- 1847 December, Ellis Bell [pseudonym; Emily Brontë], chapter III, in Wuthering Heights, volume II, London: Thomas Cautley Newby, […], →OCLC, pages 63–64:
- Though I would give no information, he discovered, through some of the other servants, both her place of residence, and the existence of the child. Still he didn’t molest her; for which forbearance she might thank his aversion, I suppose.
- 2010 August 3, David Bennun, Tick Bite Fever, Random House, page 109:
- I WOULD HAVE been nine or ten when my mother chased me up a thorn tree with a ceremonial hippo-hide whip. What my crime was, I forget. My mother was, and remains, a woman of exceptional forbearance. I must have done something so obnoxious as to beggar belief.
- A refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due.
- (debt cancellation): deferment
restraint under provocation
not enforcing something due