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Forbear meaning

forbear - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. To abstain or refrain from.
  2. 2. To abstain; refrain.

forbear - examples of usage

  1. Claire could not forbear a smile, for the old woman had not left half a dozen spoonfuls at the bottom of the basin. - "The Master of the Ceremonies", George Manville Fenn.
  2. Judith, who was developing a certain dislike and distrust of Freke that grew daily, could hardly forbear laughing at the mute horror of General and Mrs. Temple over this unlooked- for news. - "Throckmorton", Molly Elliot Seawell.
  3. I cannot yet forbear to hope that when he- dost thou hear? - "The Three Heron's Feathers", Hermann Sudermann.
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