Unforgiving and unforgetting, no trifle was beneath the minute vigilance of the Holy Office.
O shade of Algernon Etheridge, unforgetting and unforgiving!
It was only in after years that this bit of ground was bought, and walled in, and cared for, by unforgetting survivors.
Scarce otherwise, surely, than the unforgotten dead are alive—alive in unforgetting love.
Yet for all this, his art is weaker far than Necessity, whereof the controllers are Fate and the unforgetting Furies.
He had pleaded for the Christ-law of forgiven sins, but in his veins ran the unforgetting blood of warring generations.
And this mystery of race and blood, this beauty of unforgetting aspiration, was all physically incarnate in Mabel Aaronsberg.
Make no mistake as to the intrinsic, historic importance of the forgotten, unforgetting Mule!
He deeded her the house as a wedding-gift, that the happy dancers might remain with us lonely and unforgetting folk.
I knew the unforgetting professor; and I do not doubt that he remembered David and Homer as his near friends.
Old English forgietan, from for-, used here with negative force, "away, amiss, opposite" + gietan "to grasp" (see get). To "un-get," hence "to lose" from the mind. A common Germanic construction (cf. Old Saxon fargetan, Old Frisian forjeta, Dutch vergeten, Old High German firgezzan, German vergessen "to forget"). The literal sense would be "to lose (one's) grip on," but that is not recorded in any Germanic language. Related: Forgetting; forgot; forgotten.