Thursday, August 23, 2007

Nothing to do with Yogi -- we beg your forbearance


forbearance (for-BAIR-uhns) noun
1. Refraining from enforcing something, such as a right or a debt.
2. Tolerance, patience, restraint, or leniency.
[From forbear, from Old English forberan (to endure), from for- (away) + beran (to bear).]

"Now the Buddhists are fighting back -- with good thoughts, forbearance and chanting."
-- Tim Elliott; Chant of the Scrub Turkey; Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); June 19, 2007.

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