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Definition of Forbid


  1. of Forbid
  2. To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict.
  3. To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter.
  4. To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army.
  5. To accurse; to blast.
  6. To defy; to challenge.
  7. To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder.

Forbid Quotations

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Patrick Henry

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
George Washington

We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty.
Charles de Montesquieu

I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.
Andrew Jackson

If you've been driving for a little while and nothing's happened to you yet - and you've been texting and driving - you think, 'Oh nothing's going to happen.' But all it takes is an accident happening with one of your friends or God forbid, something happening to you, to really give you a wake-up call.
Victoria Justice
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Forbid Translations

forbid in Danish is forbyde
forbid in Dutch is verbieden
forbid in French is interdisons, interdisent, interdire
forbid in German is untersagen
forbid in Italian is proibire
forbid in Latin is prohibeo
forbid in Norwegian is forby
forbid in Portuguese is proibido
forbid in Spanish is prohibir
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