In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1formalabstenerseto forbear to + inf — abstenerse de + inf
- to forbear -ing — abstenerse de + inf
- she wisely forbore to comment — prudentemente, se abstuvo de hacer ningún comentario
- I have forborne from commenting on the latest media circus about Australia's Governor General because of its sheer absurdity but I suppose I should devote a few words to it.
- I forbore to suggest that a farm dog's life spent chained, minimally fed and continually exposed to so many four-letter words that the dogs learnt to spell them was probably not the dogs' idea of heaven, either.
- I forbore to add that Heather's mother still had two legs when she died in 1989.
- Sidroc's anger now was only a small part of what he bore for Toki, and the reasons he forbore from killing him must be equally deep and old.
- So, having fastened her window, she forbore to close the shutters, and, propped against the pillows, she lay looking out through the window's casement, entranced by the view, the peace and beauty of that rural summer night.
1formalantepasado masculineantepasada feminine
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