verb (used with object), for·got or (Archaic) for·gat; for·got·ten or for·got; for·get·ting.
verb (used without object), for·got or (Archaic) for·gat; for·got·ten or for·got; for·get·ting.
Origin of forget
Examples from the Web for unforgetting
Scarce otherwise, surely, than the unforgotten dead are alive—alive in unforgetting love.Vanishing Roads and Other Essays|Richard Le Gallienne
Yet for all this, his art is weaker far than Necessity, whereof the controllers are Fate and the unforgetting Furies.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
It was only in after years that this bit of ground was bought, and walled in, and cared for, by unforgetting survivors.The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume II (of 2)|Benjamin Ellis Martin
He had pleaded for the Christ-law of forgiven sins, but in his veins ran the unforgetting blood of warring generations.When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry|Charles Neville Buck
I knew the unforgetting professor; and I do not doubt that he remembered David and Homer as his near friends.If, Yes and Perhaps|Edward Everett Hale
British Dictionary definitions for unforgetting
verb -gets, -getting or -got or -gotten or archaic, dialect -got
- to act in an improper manner
- to be unselfish
- to be deep in thought
Word Origin for forget
Word Origin and History for unforgetting
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.
Idioms and Phrases with unforgetting
In addition to the idiom beginning with forget
- forget it
- forget oneself
- forgive and forget