2. To treat with consideration or indulgence.

Forbearing one another in love.
Eph. iv. 2.

3. To cease from bearing. [Obs.]

Whenas my womb her burden would forbear.

(For*bear"ance) n. The act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience.

He soon shall find
Forbearance no acquittance ere day end.

2. The quality of being forbearing; indulgence toward offenders or enemies; long-suffering.

Have a continent forbearance, till the speed of his rage goes slower.

Syn. — Abstinence; refraining; lenity; mildness.

(For*bear"ant) a. Forbearing. [R.] Carlyle.

(For*bear"er) n. One who forbears. Tusser.

(For*bear"ing), a. Disposed or accustomed to forbear; patient; long-suffering.For*bear"ing*ly, adv.

(For*bid") v. t. [imp. Forbade (-bad"); p. p. Forbidden (-bid"d'n) (Forbid, [Obs.]); p. pr. & vb. n. Forbidding ] [OE. forbeden, AS. forbeódan; pref. for- + beódan to bid; akin to D. verbieden, G. verbieten, Icel. fyrirbjoða, forboða, Sw. förbjuda, Dan. forbyde. See Bid, v. t.]

1. To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict.

More than I have said . . .
The leisure and enforcement of the time
Forbids to dwell upon.

2. To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter.

Have I not forbid her my house?

3. To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army.

A blaze of glory that forbids the sight.

4. To accurse; to blast. [Obs.]

He shall live a man forbid.

5. To defy; to challenge. [Obs.] L. Andrews.

Syn. — To prohibit; interdict; hinder; preclude; withhold; restrain; prevent. See Prohibit.

(For*bid") v. i. To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder. "I did not or forbid." Milton.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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