I trust you will show forbearance [to/for] me a few minutes more so that I can finish this work.

Which is the correct preposition which is to be used with forbearance in the above sentence ? I looked for it in a few dictionaries but couldn't find answer for my query.

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I'm afraid, none! At least, I have seldom come across such prepositions following the word forbearance!

The standard way of writing the word (in your example) should be...

"I trust expect that you will show forbearance while I finish this work in a few more minutes." or,
"I request you to show forbearance..." (more polite)

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