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noun 
  1. Forebear, ancestor.
verb (forbears, forbearing, forbore, forborne)
  1. (transitive) To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up.
  2. (intransitive) To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
  3. (intransitive) To refuse; to decline; to give no heed.
  4. (intransitive) To control one's self when provoked.

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