Oh my word Forbear, Forebear
Who can forbear from knowing about his or her forebears? Forbear means to abstain from something; refrain from doing something, saying or uttering...
Who can forbear from knowing about his or her forebears? Forbear means to abstain from something; refrain from doing something, saying or uttering something, having a self-controlled manner. A politician having a forbearing nature will go a long way because he avoids making silly comments. Forbearance is a noun: meaning having a patient attitude; possessing self-control towards something, or tolerance for something He forbears from uttering irrational things.
She is respected for forbearance. Forbore is the past tense of forbear; and forborne is the past participle of forbear. Other derivatives of forbear are forbears, and forbearing. He looked healthy as he had forborne from consuming alcohol. He forbore to be violent against anyone in his circle of friends.
As he left his home to study in another city, his father suggested him to have forbearing attitude in dealing with others. Forebear means an ancestor. Forebear has the prefix: fore. Fore functions as an adjective (situated in the front of something – vehicle, ship, head, train); as an adverb (in, at or towards the front of a ship or aircraft), as a noun and interjection especially in golf wherein a person shouts to indicate that a golfer is hitting the ball.
But fore’s common use is also in its usage as the prefix which refers to before, in advance, of, in front of: forehead, forearms, forefather, foreman, foreground, foreshorten, forewarn and forebear. Forebear is a person from who one is descended; an ancestor. The forebears of India had come from the central Asia too: from the Aryan race. The forebears of the Mughal rulers had come from Central Asia.
Is the forebear of the Gandhi family Jawaharlal Nehru or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi? “Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” –Carter G. Woodson To search for one’s family tree has not only become common but an exclusive website has come up to help a person to trace his or her forebears.
Do you have any idea of your paternal forebears? “You may have to wait longer than you would like, you may have to bear privations; but bear and forebear. Have confidence in the providence that so far has never failed us. The way is not yet clear. Grope along slowly. Do not press matters; be patient, be trustful.” –Theodore Gurein (1798-1856).