from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense of forgive.

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  • v. Simple past of forgive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. of forgive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preterit of forgive.


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  • But Martin forgave him the sneer, for he had begun to discover that

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  • That's right - Chris Cornell in town, so that means everyone aged 25-40 who came of age to the music of Soundgarden and followed him to Audioslave (aka forgave him for actually forming Audioslave with Tom Morello and crew) and subsequent solo career, will be present for his brooding croons at Warehouse Live.


  • Before that law took effect, if a bank took, say, a $200,000 hit on a foreclosed home and "forgave" the debt, that forgiveness would be counted as taxable income for the former homeowner.

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  • John Lennon was given something of a papal pardon in 2008 when the Vatican newspaper "forgave" his "We're more popular than Jesus" comment.

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  • I do think healthcare is reason why Obama "forgave" Lieberman, because it will be a close vote (given the blue dogs) even with the majorities and one vote could be the difference.

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  • They eventually "forgave" the last person to make that claim, who they also burnt at the stake, in the 1990s.

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  • Well, you "forgave" Sid Morrison, even made him your leader, so I guess it isn't.

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  • I know Cory was invited to a teammate's wedding next month, and he was still invited afterwards, so I think most of the guys kind of forgave him for that.

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  • My housemate eventually "forgave" my cat, but I found it harder to "forgive" my housemate for not discussing with me ahead of time her desire to have a bird - I already knew from the snake that the tension would be extremely intense between the cat and the bird.

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  • Roebuck "forgave" me; and I really forgave Burbank.

    The Plum Tree


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