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Forbear (n.) An ancestor; a forefather; -- usually in the plural.
Forbear (v. i.) To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
Forbear (v. i.) To refuse; to decline; to give no heed.
Forbear (v. i.) To control one's self when provoked.
Forbear (v. t.) To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up; as, to forbear the use of a word of doubdtful propriety.
Forbear (v. t.) To treat with consideration or indulgence.
Forbear (v. t.) To cease from bearing.