The forbearing use of power does not only form a touchstone, but the manner in which an individual enjoys certain advantages over others is a test of a true gentleman.
Andrea wasn't the sort to nag, rather such a quiet, forbearing type that people would hold her up as an example.
‘I believe that is his daughter's name,’ replied the man with forbearing patience as he ran his eyes up the mast.
He was surprisingly forbearing about the fight Joe got into, much to Joe's astonishment.
How would my friend know what a forbearing and saintly person I am if I didn't tell her the challenges I face from my neighbor?
And that's why evangelicals returned finally to scripture to see what he says about how one is rightly related to God with its implications for how to get along with others and loving others and being forbearing and so forth.
But the Labour Party has no tradition of back-stabbing its leaders: on the contrary, it has been very forbearing of them, even when a stab in the back might have been in everyone's interest.
It conveyed a sense of forbearing and compassionate understanding in which the idea that people are human and mistakes are natural was embodied.
You're surrounded by amazingly patient, forbearing people, especially your parents.
I'm not always this forbearing - see the letters pages of this issue.