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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
abandonment, abeyance, abjuration, abjurement, abnegation, acceptance, avoidance, avoiding reaction, benevolence, cessation, charitableness, charity, circumvention, clemency, clementness, cold storage, commiseration, compassion, condolence, condonation, constraint, defense mechanism, denial, desistance, discontinuance, disregard, dodge, duck, easiness, easygoingness, elusion, elusiveness, endurance, equivocation, escape, evasion, evasive action, evasiveness, favor, feeling, forbearing, forbearingness, forestalling, forestallment, forgiveness, forgivingness, fortitude, frugality, generousness, gentleness, getting around, golden mean, grace, humaneness, humanity, indulgence, jink, kindness, laxness, lenience, leniency, lenientness, lenity, long-sufferance, long-suffering, longanimity, magnanimity, mercifulness, mercy, mildness, mitigation, moderateness, moderation, neutrality, nonexercise, nonintervention, noninvolvement, nothing in excess, overlooking, pardon, pathos, patience, patience of Job, patientness, permissiveness, perseverance, pity, prevention, quarter, refraining, relief, relinquishment, renouncement, renunciation, reprieve, resignation, restraint, ruth, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-mastery, self-pity, self-restraint, shunning, shunting off, shy, sidestep, sidetracking, slip, soberness, sobriety, softness, sophrosyne, stoicism, sufferance, suspension, sweet reasonableness, sympathy, temperance, temperateness, tenderness, the runaround, thoughtful, tolerance, toleration, uncomplainingness, unrevengefulness, waiting game, waiting it out, waiver, zigzag
Dictionary Results for forbearance:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
forbearance
    n 1: good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence [syn:
         patience, forbearance, longanimity] [ant:
         impatience]
    2: a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges;
       refraining from acting; "his forbearance to reply was
       alarming"

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Forbearance \For*bear"ance\, n.
   The act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience.
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         He soon shall find
         Forbearance no acquittance ere day end.  --Milton.
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   2. The quality of being forbearing; indulgence toward
      offenders or enemies; long-suffering.
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            Have a continent forbearance, till the speed of his
            rage goes slower.                     --Shak.

   Syn: Abstinence; refraining; lenity; mildness.
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3. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
FORBEARANCE, contracts. The act by which a creditor waits for the payment of 
the debt due him by the debtor, after it has become due. 
     2. When the creditor agrees to forbear with his debtor, this is a 
sufficient consideration to support an assumpsit made by the debtor. 4 John. 
R. 237; 2. Nott & McCord, 133; 2 Binn. R. 510; Com. Dig. Action upon the 
case upon assumpsit, B 1; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; 1 Leigh's N. P. 31; 1 
Penna. R. 385; 4 Wash. C. C. R. 148; 5 Rawle's R. 69. 
     3. The forbearance must be of some right which can be enforces with 
effect against the party forborne; if it cannot be so enforced by the party 
forbearing, he has sustained no detriment, and the party forborne has 
derived no benefit. 4 East, 455 5 B. & Ald. 123. See 1 B. & A. 605 Burge on 
Sur. 12, 13. Vide Giving time. 



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