forgiven forgiven  /fər ˈɡɪ vən/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) stop blaming or grant forgiveness
  2. (v) absolve from payment

Usage(s):

  1. Unforgiven: Unforgiven questions the rules of a macho genre, summing up and maybe atoning for the flinty violence that made Eastwood famous.
  2. He could have been forgiven for never disclosing it or for hiding once the symptoms became obvious.
  3. The public might have forgiven her.

News

  1. Angels' season is surprising for all the wrong reasons

    By Steve Ginsburg BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Albert Pujols gazed at the reporters assembled at his locker and took a deep breath, knowing the tenor of the questions about to be tossed his way. The future Hall of Famer has been asked so often why the Los Angeles Angles were underperforming, he could be forgiven if his answer seemed a bit scripted. "We have to chase the clubs that are in front of us ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Smart Acquisitions To Keep Western Digital Hitting New Highs

    Investors could be forgiven for thinking that now is the time to cash out of Western Digital (WDC). After all, the stock is up 49% year-to-date and 112% over the past 12 months. Such dramatic gains might lead some to believe that the stock has run out of steam. Such thinking, however, ignores the fundamentals of the company. WDC is more profitable than ever and remains significantly undervalued.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Sushi and samba - Japanese Brazilians

    As you walk through the Liberdade district of Sao Paulo, you could be forgiven for thinking you are in down-town Tokyo. Bright red torii gates of Shinto shrines line the streets, and myriad Asian restaurants and supermarkets display advertisements in Japanese characters.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "My father forgave him and my family has forgiven him. That's consistent with God's law," George Wallace Jr. said in Montgomery, Ala.
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: George Wallace Jr Source: USA Today

  2. Asked by CNN what he thought about apparent "forgiveness" from the Vatican, Ringo Starr said this week, "Didn't the Vatican say we were satanic or possibly satanic -- and they've still forgiven us? I think the Vatican, they've got more to talk about...
    on Apr 14, 2010 By: John Lennon Source: Catholic News Agency

  3. Piquet concluded: "As my final words on this matter, I would like to repeat that I am so sorry to those who work in Formula One (including the many good people at Renault) the fans and the governing body. I do not expect this to be forgiven or...
    on Sep 21, 2009 By: Nelson Piquet Jr Source: The Checkered Flag (blog)

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