01. The law [forbids] you from drinking and driving.
02. I [forbid] you to see that boy again!
03. Japan's Constitution [forbids] the creation of an army.
04. The Muslim religion [forbids] any depictions of God.
05. It is [forbidden] to drive at speeds exceeding 30 kph in a school zone.
06. When my brother went to Cuba for his holidays, he shopped in stores that were actually [forbidden] to the people living there.
07. Living together before marriage is [forbidden] in my culture.
08. The Pope continues to [forbid] the use of birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
09. The climbers gazed up at the [forbidding] face of the cliff they were about to climb.
10. Anatole France once observed that the law, in its majestic equality, [forbids] the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
11. Karl Menninger once remarked that we need criminals to identify ourselves with, to secretly envy, and to stoutly punish. They do for us the [forbidden], illegal things we wish to do.
12. There is a traditional proverb which observes that [forbidden] fruit is sweet.
13. Moslem tradition [forbids] women to make eye contact with men.
14. There is a Finnish proverb which states; Do it today! Tomorrow it might be [forbidden].
15. A 1989 law in Florida [forbids] the release of more than ten balloons at a time, in order to protect marine creatures that often mistake balloons for food.
16. Private automobiles were [forbidden] on the island of Bermuda until 1948.
17. Scandinavian law [forbids] television advertising of foods to children.
18. In 1664, Maryland passed the first law that [forbid] English women from marrying black men.
19. Under religious law, alcohol is [forbidden] to all citizens of Sudan, but illegal brews are made in remote areas, and enjoyed by many people.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • forbid — forbid, prohibit, enjoin, interdict, inhibit, ban are comparable when meaning to debar a person from using, doing, or entering or to order something not be used, done, or entered. Forbid is the more direct and familiar, prohibit, the more formal… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Forbid — For*bid (f[o^]r*b[i^]d ), v. t. [imp. {Forbade} (f[o^]r*b[a^]d ); p. p. {Forbidden} (f[o^]r*b[i^]d d n) ({Forbid}, [Obs.]); p. pr. & vb. n. {Forbidding} (f[o^]r*b[i^]d d[i^]ng).] [OE. forbeden, AS. forbe[ o]dan; pref. for + be[ o]dan to bid; akin …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forbid — [fər bid′, fôrbid′] vt. forbade or forbad, forbidden or Archaic forbid, forbidding [ME forbeden < OE forbeodan: see FOR & BID1] 1. to rule against; not permit; prohibit 2. to command to stay away from; exclude or bar from …   English World dictionary

  • forbid — (v.) O.E. forbeodan forbid, prohibit, from FOR (Cf. for ) against + beodan to command (see BID (Cf. bid)). Common Germanic compound (Cf. Du. verbieden, O.H.G. farbiotan, Ger. verbieten, O.N. fyrirbjoða, Goth …   Etymology dictionary

  • forbid — ► VERB (forbidding; past forbade or forbad; past part. forbidden) 1) refuse to allow. 2) order not to do. ● the forbidden degrees Cf. ↑the forbidden degrees …   English terms dictionary

  • Forbid — For*bid , v. i. To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder. I did not or forbid. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forbid — I verb ban, bar, block, check, command not to do, debar, declare illegal, deny, deny permission, deprive, deter, disallow, disapprove, discountenance, discourage, enjoin, exclude, forfend, hinder, impede, inhibit, interdicere, interdict, make… …   Law dictionary

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  • forbid — forbidder, n. /feuhr bid , fawr /, v.t., forbade or forbad or forbid, forbidden or forbid, forbidding. 1. to command (a person) not to do something, have something, etc., or not to enter some place: to forbid him entry to the house …   Universalium

  • forbid */*/ — UK [fə(r)ˈbɪd] / US [fərˈbɪd] verb [transitive] Word forms forbid : present tense I/you/we/they forbid he/she/it forbids present participle forbidding past tense forbade UK [fə(r)ˈbeɪd] / US [fərˈbeɪd] or forbad UK [fə(r)ˈbæd] / US [fərˈbæd] past …   English dictionary

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