Sentence Examples with the word Forborne

Not until 1770, after O'Reilly had established Spanish rule by force at New Orleans, did a Spanish officer at St Louis take actual possession of the upper country; another on the ground, in 1768-1769, had forborne to assert his powers in the face of the unfriendly attitude of the inhabitants.

The reasons why the claims of the line of Clarence had been so long forborne are not difficult to explain.