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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A person from whom you are descended.

Usage examples (36)
  • Joseph Proudhon, a man ahead of his time, and who would soon become known as a forebear to anarchism.
  • The FCC promises it would 'forebear' any attempt to control content under Title II.
  • But can we really trust the FCC to 'forebear' authority to reach any further than the transport level?
  • It belonged to the forebear of my great-grandmother. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Sometimes you have to "forbear" (to refrain from; to avoid) from impatience when your grandmother talks about your famous "forebear." (an ancestor)
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