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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Artificial intelligence has become such a big part of our lives, you’d be forgiven for losing count of the algorithms you interact with.
No one is very clear about how PPP works, or no one can exactly tell you that it’s going to be forgiven or not forgiven.The True Cost of Keeping a Restaurant Open During a Pandemic|Charlotte Druckman|November 11, 2020|Eater
Of course, after all this dominance, you’re forgiven if you’re all finished with feeling happy for Alabama.There is plenty of happiness in college football — if you know where to look|Chuck Culpepper|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
You’re forgiven if you find the upcoming forecast perplexing.D.C. starts what could be historic stretch of November warmth|Jason Samenow|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
In the wake of these grand scientific victories, one might forgive the odd scientist or two for feeling like all unpredictability might eventually be swept away as newer and ever more brilliant theories arrived.Why Physics Can’t Tell Us What Life Is - Issue 92: Frontiers|Jeremy England|October 21, 2020|Nautilus
I hope I can be forgiven for finding this echo more than merely coincidental.
What on earth, one might have been forgiven for wondering, was she going to be reporting about?
After a stern media backlash, Dunham decided to pay her opening acts and, predictably, all was forgiven.
Pope Paul VI and the Church at that time could be forgiven for puritanical idealism.The Vatican's Same-Sex Synod: The Bishops Hear About Reality. Do They Listen?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Janay Rice says she has forgiven her husband and that we should all mind our own business.Harsh Truths About Domestic Violence: Why Voicing Terrible Experiences Can Help Others|Lizzie Crocker|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because if that was to atone for man's sin, it was needless, as God could have forgiven man without Himself suffering.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
It was a maxim of Napoleon that success covers everything, that it is only failure which cannot be forgiven.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
For Mr. Boutts was too sharp for the law, and all his sins were forgiven him on account of his genuine devotion to Rosewater.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
You will confess that there is danger about a Christian who feels sure that many things shall be forgiven him.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
Kirke implored forgiveness; and the dying man declared that he forgave as he hoped to be forgiven.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay