Synonyms for forgiven

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And you cannot have said you were sorry, or he would have forgiven you!

It was the first time he had ever felt the cut of a whip, and the blow was not forgiven.

O mother, I have forgiven him, and he will now take me to Riolama, to our people.

It's well he's dead, for if he had lived, I am afraid I should have forgiven him.

For every sauce invented and accepted a vice is renounced and forgiven.

I should have it in my power to be forgiven for all at once, before Wednesday night.

Both might be forgiven, however, for a little nervousness and excitement.

Then, when she had forgiven him, he would take her with him that very hour.

Besides (she angrily told her looking-glass), she didn't want to be forgiven.

I should never be forgiven, if I were to let you—and Miss Dorrit—go, without doing so.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English forgiefan "give, grant, allow; forgive," also "to give up" and "to give in marriage;" from for- "completely" + giefan "give" (see give).

The modern sense of "to give up desire or power to punish" is from use of the compound as a Germanic loan-translation of Latin perdonare (cf. Old Saxon fargeban, Dutch vergeven, German vergeben, Gothic fragiban; see pardon). Related: Forgave; forgiven; forgiving.

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