Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORGAVE

Simon answered and said, I suppose that he to whom he forgave most.

That I forgave you when my injuries were fresh, and when my bosom was newly wrung.

But whether his mother's darkened mind ever forgave him it would be difficult to say.

Before he died he asked his wife's forgiveness and forgave her for the cooper.

Aunty May forgave me, and Mr. and Mrs. Turner forgave me too.

We forgave all his misconduct, and my husband talked to him and implored him to amend.

Eric forgave the petulance because he could see that she was tired.

But they came running after me, and they said, 'Please forgive us,' so I forgave them.

He forgave Caroline, but he could not forgive those who were responsible for her action.

But he explained that and—and—well, he can be so nice and likable, that I forgave him.

WORD ORIGIN

past tense of forgive (q.v.).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.