from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Scotch form of forgive.


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  • Pulling his protector by the sleeve, ‘Mr. Herries — Mr. Herries,’ he whispered, eagerly, ‘ye have done me mair than ae gude turn, and if ye will but do me anither at this dead pinch, I’ll forgie the girded keg of brandy that you and Captain Sir Harry Redgimlet drank out yon time.


  • “Now, Cot forgie your honour,” said Janet; “for it is no like your ainsell to give such names to a faitherless bairn.”

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • If she has sinned, she has sorrowed and suffered, and ye ken better than me, that we maun forgie others, as we pray to be forgien.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Ye needna ask whae Rob Roy is, the reiving lifter that he is — God forgie me!

    Rob Roy

  • “I believe I could forgie ye, for you did me a good turn once, in plucking me out of it,” said the Scot.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • “God forgie me! what hae I done?” said the repentant fille-de-chambre.

    Old Mortality

  • She wor all th 'world I cared fur, an' she'll ne'er forgie me, for she's a hard un -- she is.

    One Day at Arle

  • Tha knows't me well enow to know I'll ne'er forgie thee for what tha's done.

    One Day at Arle

  • (God forgie us baith for the hypothesis) man has a mortal or an immortal sowl -- be a Phoenix -- or an Eister!

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 337, October 25, 1828

  • "Robin," he said, "thou hast used me ill enough this day; but if you mean, like a frank fellow, to shake hands, and take a tussel for love on the sod, why I'll forgie thee, man, and we shall be better friends than ever."

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 280, October 27, 1827


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