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- simple past tense and past participle of
1889, Henry James, A London Life and Other Tales:
- Jasper was walking about among them alone, but I forebore to join him.
1906, Edith Van Dyne, Aunt Jane's Nieces:
- With this she threw herself, sobbing, upon a sofa, and Louise and Beth, shocked to learn that after all their cousin had conspired against them, forebore any attempt to comfort her.
1909, Jack London, Martin Eden:
- Out of pity she forebore, and he went on.
2015 January 18, Monty Munford, “What’s the point of carrying a mobile phone nowadays?”, The Daily Telegraph:
- The advent of the mobile phone gradually wore that addiction down to the point that I forebore to have a landline number activated every time I moved adresses or rented another flat.