Usage examples for forbid

  1. Cambyses surely would not wish us to suffer from poverty in our last hours, though he does forbid our fathers and friends to visit us." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Christ forbid That I should raise such dead! – Poems by Muriel Stuart
  3. Do you want to forbid me to go? – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. And so, the lights growing larger, and the trees falling back before us, and closing up again behind us, as if to forbid retreat, we come to the house. – Some-Christmas-Stories by Dickens, Charles
  5. They wished her to forbid this. – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  6. " Perhaps they are as they call themselves," the rector had said, " and, if so, heaven forbid that we should not give them their due." – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  7. God forbid that I should harm you. – The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant by Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  8. She told John about it, and he said that he should be sorry if the plan that he and Peter had made could not be carried out, but he would forbid it himself, as long as Terence was so lazy and so worthless and so bad as he was now. – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  9. Mr. Ide, do you forbid me to hire this man? – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  10. If you forbid me to see him, why I suppose I'll obey you, but I'd have to explain to him, wouldn't I? – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
  11. God of his mercy forbid! – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  12. I will come, if you forbid me a hundred times. – The King's Stratagem and Other Stories by Stanley J. Weyman
  13. Did she forbid you? – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  14. It is enough, heaven forbid, to drive one mad! – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  15. Forbid it every guardian power. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  16. " I don't choose to forbid her," Grace began. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  17. God forbid arbitrary power should be given into the hands of any man! – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  18. God forbid that I should injure her. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  19. Heaven forbid that I should put an end to any aim or hope of yours- to anything that is part of yourself. – The Whirlpool by George Gissing
  20. She could not forbid him. – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb