FORBEARANCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FORBEARANCE
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forbearance
 n.  patience; restraint of passions; act of forbearing or waiting
Classic Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
1  Mrs. Sparsit sedately resumed her work and occasionally gave a small cough, which sounded like the cough of conscious strength and forbearance.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
2  Miss Crawford's kind opinion of herself deserved at least a grateful forbearance, and she began to talk of something else.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
3  The forbearance of her family on a point, respecting which she could be in no doubt of their wishes, might be their surest means of forwarding it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
4  He pressed for the strictest forbearance and silence towards their niece; she not only promised, but did observe it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
5  If not, and you appeal to my forbearance, and the mercy of those you have deeply injured, seat yourself, without a word, in that chair.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
6  I believe you equal to every important exertion, and to every domestic forbearance, so long as--if I may be allowed the expression--so long as you have an object.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
7  She could consult with her brother, could receive her sister-in-law on her arrival, and treat her with proper attention; and could strive to rouse her mother to similar exertion, and encourage her to similar forbearance.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
8  Elinor wished that the same forbearance could have extended towards herself, but that was impossible, and she was obliged to listen day after day to the indignation of them all.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
9  Towards Mr. Pocket, as a grown-up infant with no notion of his own interests, they showed the complacent forbearance I had heard them express.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXV
10  But, it was only the pleasanter to turn to Biddy and to Joe, whose great forbearance shone more brightly than before, if that could be, contrasted with this brazen pretender.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVIII
11  This worked great hardship and strained the tact and forbearance of the unrelated half of the town, for the India-Melanie feud made a rupture in practically every social organization.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
12  Seeing, however, that his forbearance had not the slightest effect, by an awful and unspeakable intimation with his twisted hand he warned off the foolish and infatuated man; but it was to no purpose.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
13  He had been fond of believing, from the uncommon forbearance of the savages, that he was reserved as a prisoner to be delivered to Montcalm.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
14  The patience and forbearance of Indian fortitude could alone support such an appearance of abstraction, as seemed now to have turned each dark and motionless figure into stone.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
15  I heard her with wonder: I could not comprehend this doctrine of endurance; and still less could I understand or sympathise with the forbearance she expressed for her chastiser.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence:
1  I shall show the higher part intellect plays in conjugal love, the control, restraint, forbearance, sacrifice.
2  We must use forbearance in dealing with him because he is still weak from his illness.
3  His plan was such a success that even his original critics could scarcely forbear from congratulating him.
4  It is often difficult to forbear from expressing one's opinion.