verb (used with object), for·gave [fer-geyv], /fərˈgeɪv/, for·giv·en, for·giv·ing.
verb (used without object), for·gave [fer-geyv], /fərˈgeɪv/, for·giv·en, for·giv·ing.
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Rais Bhuiyan survived one of Stroman’s shootings and the book explores his quest to forgive.
Instead, the heroes held up in media are the family members and activists who forgive their attackers or retain faith in the political system.Kenosha’s looting is a symptom of a decrepit democracy|Aaron Ross Coleman|September 4, 2020|Vox
You can be forgiven for not knowing what to make of Tesla’s amazing run and the battling views on whether it can keep racing.Tesla has a business model problem: It can never justify its current stock price by simply making cars|Shawn Tully|August 29, 2020|Fortune
A popular sentiment on social media suggests you’re either willing to forgive or overlook the rioting or you’re not really with the protesters.Violent protests against police brutality in the ’60s and ’90s changed public opinion|German Lopez|August 28, 2020|Vox
As of today, it has been 131 days since the NBA last conducted a regular-season game, so you’d be forgiven for not necessarily recalling the particulars of where things left off.Who’s Who In The NBA Bubble: The Teams Just Along For The Ride|Jared Dubin|July 20, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
When a popular Sunni televangelist does it, to forgive is divine.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy|Shaheen Pasha|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I do not forgive those who saw the attacks and have refused to cooperate with law enforcement.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It turns out audiences will forgive such reports when your movies are good.
In the Church of Sorkin, this is the prayer of humility: forgive them, for they know not what they do.‘Newsroom’ Premiere: Aaron Sorkin Puts CNN on Blast Over the Boston Bombing|Kevin Fallon|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The second half of Interstellar is basically one giant SPOILER ALERT, so forgive the nebulousness.‘Interstellar’ Is Wildly Ambitious, Very Flawed, and Absolutely Worth Seeing|Marlow Stern|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rousseau was right; he was a being apart; and the philosophers could not forgive him for his independence.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The Prophet has said: "Seek him who flees from thee; forgive him who injures thee; give to him who does not give to thee."Letters from a Sf Teacher|Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner
"I have nothing to forgive," replied the fair one, demurely.
She then fell on her knees and prayed to the gods of her fathers to forgive her for her apostasy from them.An Egyptian Princess, Complete|Georg Ebers
To forgive when smitten is God-like; but, oh, how difficult for any mere man!The Coward|Henry Morford