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To keep away or abstain from
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“Still, I could not forbear asking one more question as he walked away.”
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To part with a possession or right
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To be patient with
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(of a person or object) To leave behind
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To show mercy to, especially by not punishing or killing
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To restrict one's consumption, typically of food
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People, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended
“If our forbears were big eaters, or if we were fed a lot in childhood, our needs will be greater.”
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