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forbears

verb
present tense third-person singular of forbear

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to resist the temptation of
  • she's old enough to make her own decisions, so we must forbear criticizing her taste in clothes

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forbearing

forbears

forbid

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“Forbears.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/forbears. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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