Origin of forgiveness
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Examples from the Web for forgiveness
Distraught, confused and ashamed, both men broke down in the courtroom, weeping like children and begging for forgiveness.Did Picasso Try to Steal the Mona Lisa?
October 23, 2014
If it goes against their religion, all they have to do is ask for forgiveness.Christian Right-Wingers Love Porn: New Studies Suggest the Bible Belt Has A Kinky Side
October 11, 2014
Not literally, but that was the impression I got; the hug was all-encompassing compassion, forgiveness and acceptance.Patted Down by India’s Hugging Saint
July 20, 2014
She said she would also tell the pope to focus first on prevention, instead of forgiveness.
Francis met with rape victims Monday and begged for their forgiveness.
If you have forfeited man's respect and esteem, there is a God with whom there is mercy and forgiveness.Life in London
I prayed for forgiveness, and asked God to direct and protect me.Biography of a Slave
And I am not going to ask your forgiveness, or anything of that sort.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The impenitent have no promise of forgiveness, and therefore cannot have faith.
Special assurance of forgiveness is also given in Confession and Absolution.
- the act of forgiving or the state of being forgiven
- willingness to forgive
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Word Origin and History for forgiveness
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