After a stern media backlash, Dunham decided to pay her opening acts and, predictably, all was forgiven.
And if you seem able to do that, many other sins are forgiven.
Once Biden apologized, on the day of the Robin Roberts interview, all was forgiven.
If Coming to America had drawn world-beating ratings, network executives would have forgiven the fact that it was terrible.
Pope Paul VI and the Church at that time could be forgiven for puritanical idealism.
What mistakes and delusions could not be forgiven to one so unwearyingly good?
He should go with a lighter heart now Laurie had forgiven him.
I had a right to take care of myself; yet will I never be forgiven.
Forgive me; much should be forgiven a man who has suffered much.
In the first place, much could be forgiven to the man who owned Palgrave's Folly.
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.