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uhn fer gi ving

  • a  unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy
    a surly unforgiving old woman
  • s  not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

  • Moussaoui, 37, will likely be held in the most restrictive part of the prison, sleeping on a thin, green mattress that rests on an unforgiving concrete bed.
  • In this subsistence maize-growing region of a poor, landlocked country in southern Africa, families cling to life on an unforgiving terrain.
  • As unforgiving as the landscape in which director Sue Brooks situates it.
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  • US Open Golf Results 2013: Early Favorites Who Tanked Down the Stretch
    In every major tournament, we see early favorites who crumble once play turns into the weekend, and the 2013 U.S. Open was no exception. Actually, the year's second major was especially unforgiving this weekend, as the treacherous Merion Golf Club course proved to be nearly impossible to master. In fact, it was impossible to score even par, as winner Justin Rose beat out the field with a one ...
    June 17, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Offra Gerstein, Relationship Matters: Forgive and heal thyself
    Keeping a grudge, being indignant and unforgiving of another's wrongdoing is a common self-preservation mode. It is believed to be a self-protective mechanism that provides refuge from future assault, betrayal or harm. But is this mode of self-protection helpful or harmful to you?
    June 16, 2013 - Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Woods, McIlroy trail Mickelson at U.S. Open
    They've mirrored each other at Merion. And now it looks like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy won't be in contention on the final day of the U.S. Open. Woods shot a six-over-par 76 Saturday on Merion's unforgiving East Course and McIlroy, second only to Woods in the world rankings, carded a 75. They were paired together for the third straight day, hitting identical 73s in first round and 70s in the ...
    June 16, 2013 - KSAT San Antonio

  • Katie Couric in Forbes
    People are very unforgiving and very resistant to change,the 50-year-old Couric said. "The biggest mistake we made is we tried new things."
  • Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
    Let me be clear: The choice we face is not between some oppressive government-run economy or a chaotic and unforgiving capitalism,Obama said. "Rather, strong financial markets require clear rules of the road, not to hinder financial...
  • Lewis Hamilton in Yahoo! Eurosport UK
    I won my first Grand Prix in Montreal (2007),said Hamilton, who went on to win the world title in 2008. "Returning for 2010 is great, because it's such a fast, demanding and unforgiving circuit. I love racing here."

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