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 for Forbore
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forbear \For*bear"\ (f[o^]r*b[^a]r"), v. i. [imp.
     Forbore({Forbare">Forbore({Forbare, [Obs.]); p. p. Forborne; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Forbearing.] [OE. forberen, AS. forberan; pref. for- +
     beran to bear. See Bear to support.]
     1. To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
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              Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall
              I forbear?                            --1 Kings
                                                    xxii. 6.
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     2. To refuse; to decline; to give no heed.
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              Thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they
              will hear, or whether they will forbear. --Ezek. ii.
                                                    7.
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     3. To control one's self when provoked.
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              The kindest and the happiest pair
              Will find occasion to forbear.        --Cowper.
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              Both bear and forbear.                --Old Proverb.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forbore \For*bore"\,
     imp. of Forbear.
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