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.