Despite these and other unpardonable sins, banks showers tens of millions of dollars in bonus money on top executives.
And, secondly, it is unpardonable that you accept the offerings of these countless multitudes.
He had always felt their presence in the house an unpardonable intrusion.
To get the laugh against one, is the most unpardonable of all injuries in France, and this answer roused up the whole tribunal.
The act was unpardonable, and he soon found it to be fatally so.
Her face flamed hotly; for, to the mountain idea, disloyalty to "kith and kin" is the most unpardonable of offenses.
To undersell your neighbour was then also an unpardonable crime.
All which, as the reader knows it already, it would be tedious and unpardonable to transcribe from his mouth.
He recalled what Warde had said about ingratitude being the unpardonable sin.
In September 1797 the French Directory made the unpardonable mistake of compelling her to prepare for a war to the knife.
late 13c., "papal indulgence," from Old French pardon, from pardoner "to grant; forgive" (11c., Modern French pardonner), "to grant, forgive," from Vulgar Latin *perdonare "to give wholeheartedly, to remit," from Latin per- "through, thoroughly" (see per) + donare "give, present" (see donation).
Meaning "passing over an offense without punishment" is from c.1300, also in the strictly ecclesiastical sense; sense of "pardon for a civil or criminal offense; release from penalty or obligation" is from late 14c. earlier in Anglo-French. Weaker sense of "excuse for a minor fault" is attested from 1540s.
mid-15c., "to forgive for offense or sin," from Old French pardoner (see pardon (n.)).
'I grant you pardon,' said Louis XV to Charolais, who, to divert himself, had just killed a man; 'but I also pardon whoever will kill you.' [Marquis de Sade, "Philosophy in the Bedroom"]Related: Pardoned; pardoning. Pardon my French as exclamation of apology for obscene language is from 1895.
the forgiveness of sins granted freely (Isa. 43:25), readily (Neh. 9:17; Ps. 86:5), abundantly (Isa. 55:7; Rom. 5:20). Pardon is an act of a sovereign, in pure sovereignty, granting simply a remission of the penalty due to sin, but securing neither honour nor reward to the pardoned. Justification (q.v.), on the other hand, is the act of a judge, and not of a sovereign, and includes pardon and, at the same time, a title to all the rewards and blessings promised in the covenant of life.