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for-beran

  • verb [ strong ]
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for-beran, p -bær, pl. -bǽron; pp. -boren [for for; beran to bear]
To FORBEAR, abstain, refrain, restrain, bear with, endure, suffer; abstĭnēre, sustĭnēre, comprĭmĕre, reprĭmĕre, tŏlĕrāre, păti, ferre
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  • Ðæt he ðone breóstwylm forberan ne mihte

    that he might not restrain the fervour of his breast.

    • Beo. Th. 3759
    • ;
    • B. 1877.
  • Hí firenlustas forberaþ in breóstum

    they restrain sinful lusts in their breasts,

    • Exon. 44b
    • ;
    • Th. 150, 9
    • ;
    • Gú. 776.
  • Seó æftere cneóris ealle gemete is to forberanne

    sĕcunda gĕnĕrātio a se omni mŏdo dēbet abstĭnēre,

    • Bd. 1. 27
    • ;
    • S. 491, 9.
  • Ic forbær ðé

    sustĭnui te,

    • Ps. Spl. 24, 22.
  • Yfelu forberan ne sceal

    măla tŏlĕrāre non dēbet,

    • Past. 21, 5
    • ;
    • Hat. MS. 31 b, 2.
  • Hú lange forbere ic eów

    quousque pătiar vos?

    • Mt. Bos. 17, 17.
  • Ðonne him mon yfel dó, he hit sceal geþyldelíce forberan

    when one does him evil, he shall patiently endure it,

    • Glostr. Frag. 112, 18: Mk. Bos. 14, 4.
Etymology
[cf.
Goth. frabairan to endure.
]
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v.  for-bæran for-bearan.
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