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British pronunciation/fˈɔːbeə/
American pronunciation/fˈɔːɹbɛɹ/
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to hold back from an action or behavior

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to forbear definition and meaning
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to hold back or refrain from an impulse or action

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an ancestor or a person from whom one is descended, typically one more remote than a grandparent

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Even in the midst of the serious meeting, John couldn't forbear a grin at his colleague's witty comment.
Watching the children play in the park, Mary couldn't forbear a sense of joy and warmth.
Seeing the clumsy but endearing dance moves, the wedding guests couldn't forbear laughter.
Respecting the solemnity of the occasion, they forbore smiles during the memorial service.
During debates, politicians should forbear to make personal attacks.
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