- r in an excusable manner or to an excusable degree
- Through his mask, he exclaimed unprofessionally but pardonably, "Christ, it's going to work!".
- Two skeletons come to light in an abandoned game-pit, clearing Dingaan of a murder he might pardonably have committeed.
- No ballistician, PTI'S Science writer erred pardonably in assigning "drift of waves" as one of the factors affecting the trajectory of a projectile fired at long range from a .