forbear (v.) Old form(s): forbeare
stop, cease, desist
1H6 III.i.106[Gloucester to Servingmen, of their fighting] Let me persuade you to forbear awhile
1H6 IV.vii.49[Charles to Bastard] O, no, forbear!
2H6 II.iv.58[Gloucester to Duchess, of her fears for his safety] Ah, Nell, forbear!
2H6 III.ii.46[King to Suffolk] Lay not thy hands on me; forbear, I say
3H6 IV.i.6[Somerset to all] My lords, forbear this talk; here comes the King
3H6 IV.i.75[Edward to Lady Grey, of all] forbear to fawn upon their frowns
AC I.iii.11[Charmian to Cleopatra] I wish, forbear
AYL II.vii.88[Orlando to all] Forbear, and eat no more
Cym I.i.68[First Gentleman to Second Gentleman] We must forbear.
Cym V.v.124[Belarius to Arviragus and Guiderius, of disguised Innogen] he eyes us not, forbear
H8 V.iii.86.1[Lord Chancellor to Cromwell and Gardiner, of their quarrel] Forbear, for shame, my lords
KL I.i.162[Albany and Cornwall to Lear] Dear sir, forbear!
LLL I.i.193[Berowne to Longaville, of patience] To hear, or forbear hearing?
LLL I.ii.120[Mote to Armado, of singing] Forbear till this company be passed
LLL V.ii.439.2[Princess to King] Peace, peace, forbear!
MM IV.iii.123[disguised Duke to Isabella, of her complaining] Forbear it therefore, give your cause to heaven
MW II.iii.15[Rugby to Caius] Forbear. Here's company
Oth I.ii.10[Iago to Othello, of Roderigo] I did full hard forbear him
Oth IV.i.52.2[Iago to Cassio, of Cassio's suggestion of rubbing Othello's temples] No, forbear
R2 IV.i.30[Bolingbroke to Bagot, of Aumerle's gage] Bagot, forbear. Thou shalt not take it up
R3 I.i.104[Brakenbury to Richard, of Clarence] Forbear your conference with the noble Duke
R3 IV.iv.118[Queen Margaret to Queen Elizabeth] Forbear to sleep the nights, and fast the days
RJ III.i.85[Romeo to Mercutio and Tybalt] Forbear this outrage!
RJ V.iii.220[Prince to all] Meantime, forbear, / And let mischance be slave to patience
Sonn.139.6[]forbear to glance thine eye aside
TG III.i.202[Proteus to Launce] Villain, forbear
TG V.iv.122.2[Valentine to Outlaws] Forbear, / Forbear, I say!
Tit V.ii.161[Chiron to all] Villains, forbear! We are the Empress' sons
TS III.i.1[Lucentio as Cambio to Hortensio as Licio] Fiddler, forbear, you grow too forward, sir [or: sense 3]
WT V.iii.80.2[Paulina to Leontes, of kissing Hermione's statue] Good my lord, forbear
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