verb (used with object), for·gave, for·giv·en, for·giv·ing.
verb (used without object), for·gave, for·giv·en, for·giv·ing.
- forgive and forget,
Origin of forgive
Examples from the Web for unforgiven
Moviegoers who are looking for another Million Dollar Baby or Unforgiven are going to be disappointed, frankly.
That heavy burden of unforgiven transgressions, which lies so heavy on many consciences, no longer presses them down.Practical Religion|John Charles Ryle
Only a girl's folly, which unforgiven must seem something worse.A Set of Rogues|Frank Barrett
And if unforgiven, could the cry of a rabble at such a scene bind a nation?Lord George Bentinck|Benjamin Disraeli
It was inhuman to go off to church, and leave a sinner in suspense, unpunished, unforgiven.Tales and Fantasies|Robert Louis Stevenson
But to Pretty Pierre, forgiven or unforgiven, he would keep his word.Pierre And His People, [Tales of the Far North], Complete|Gilbert Parker
verb -gives, -giving, -gave or -given
Word Origin for forgive
Old English forgiefan "give, grant, allow; forgive," also "to give up" and "to give in marriage;" from for- "completely" + giefan "give" (see give).
The modern sense of "to give up desire or power to punish" is from use of the compound as a Germanic loan-translation of Latin perdonare (cf. Old Saxon fargeban, Dutch vergeven, German vergeben, Gothic fragiban; see pardon). Related: Forgave; forgiven; forgiving.