forbear (v.) Old form(s): forbeare
control oneself, have patience [for]
1H6 III.i.52[Somerset to Warwick] My lord, it were your duty to forbear
2H4 IV.v.110[King Henry IV to Prince Henry] canst thou not forbear me half an hour?
3H6 III.i.27[First Keeper to Second Keeper, of approaching the King] Forbear awhile; we'll hear a little more
AC I.iii.73.2[Antony to Cleopatra] My precious queen, forbear
CE II.i.31[Luciana to Adriana, of a husband] Till he come home again I would forbear
Cym V.v.124[Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus, of Innogen disguised as Fidele] he eyes us not, forbear
KL II.iv.104[Lear to Gloucester] I'll forbear
MV III.ii.3[Portia to Bassanio] forbear awhile
MW IV.i.51[Evans to Mistress Quickly] 'Oman, forbear
TG II.vii.14[Lucetta to Julia] forbear till Proteus make return
TG V.iv.27[Valentine to himself] Love, lend me patience to forbear awhile
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