American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of forgiving; pardon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of forgiving; the act of granting pardon, as for a wrong, offense, or sin; remission of an obligation, debt, or penalty; pardon.
- n. Disposition or willingness to forgive or pardon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of forgiving; the state of being forgiven.
- n. Disposition to pardon; willingness to forgive.
- n. the act of excusing a mistake or offense
- n. compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive
- From forgiven + -ness. (Wiktionary)
“While some say they do not feel comfortable using the word forgiveness because it's open to so many messy interpretations, I believe all would embrace the concept, if they knew of Ginn Fourie's favorite definition which states that - "Forgiveness is the principled decision to give up your justifiable right to revenge.”
“I struggle with the word forgiveness because it still sounds like a 'get out of jail free' card.”
“The word forgiveness hauls me back to when I was a young Catholic girl.”
“While the U.S. has a tradition of forgiveness, politicians seem able to gain forgiveness from the public and come back after just about anything.”
“Maybe they are, but that doesn't strike me as a good reason to sound like some raging partisan fundamentalist who has no concept of the term forgiveness for personal transgressions in the distant past.”
“And you know, his voice is quite representative of a large segment of society, and you know, it's and even the word forgiveness, which is a huge word and it raises a lot of stuff for people.”
“But a single way was still left, that is, if we purchased the same for money from the Roman Pope, bought for ourselves, therefore, the Pope's indulgence, which he called the forgiveness of sins and a certain entrance into eternal life.”
“So she says this is not amnesty, which she defines as forgiveness for wrongdoing.”
“To all the regretful Obama voters ... forgiveness is available 7 x 70.”
“As people of faith, forgiveness is what we are called to do; for our own good!”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘forgiveness’.
Words that indentify Jesus and His Salvation to those who seek Him.
Terms associated with the Christianity, The Bible, etc. I have a related, but more narrow list called Imbible Code.
A related list is Words Associated With Jesus.
Words in the Bible evoking biblical stories or with special spiritual meaning. Proper names have been reduced to the minimum.
things you may rise above with.
goto things (bad)
( randomness, events, situations, nouns )
Words to keep in mind for July. The 1st is my birthday. I'll be 30 and pretty much starting my life over from scratch. Hopefully these words will help me on my way.
TABLE OF PROPOSED RULES TO LIVE BY
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The Silver Rule Do not do unto others what you would not have them do un...
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real words about love that are worth believing in
Looking for tweets for forgiveness.