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forbearance


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forbearance  \For*bear"ance\,  n. 
  The  act  of  forbearing  or  waiting;  the  exercise  of  patience. 
 
  He  soon  shall  findForbearance  no  acquittance  ere  day 
  end  --Milton. 
 
  2.  The  quality  of  being  forbearing;  indulgence  toward 
  offenders  or  enemies;  long-suffering. 
 
  Have  a  continent  forbearance,  till  the  speed  of  his 
  rage  goe?  slower.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Abstinence;  refraining;  lenity;  mildness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forbearance 
  n  :  good-natured  tolerance  of  delay  or  incompetence  [syn:  {patience}, 
  {longanimity}]  [ant:  {impatience}] 




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