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  • adj. Able to be forgiven; excusable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being forgiven; pardonable; venial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That may be forgiven; pardonable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. easily excused or forgiven


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  • Less forgivable is the increasingly heavy-handed use of parallel patients: the woman uncomfortable in her own skin, the man whose left and right brains are at war.

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  • The Finishing School — surely forgivable from a writer of Spark's advanced seniority — seems not quite finished.

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  • It seems that James Carville for reasons his fellow mental captives will call forgivable, seems to have repeatedly hoped President Bush would fail.

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  • The first set had, like, three cuts, but since Paramount had to clear all of the Frank Zappa stuff in addition to the music they did retain, that's kind of forgivable and understandable.


  • Another practice employed by FTI, doling out "forgivable" loans, is far less common in corporate America.

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  • So it's kind of forgivable because it's not with malicious intent, it's just out of ignorance.

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  • But those are the kind of forgivable -- we should all be so -- remember names as well when we're -- when we're 93.

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  • First - this is the "forgivable" part - there's no joint for wrist articulation.

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  • My question is what about the "forgivable" loan that the city, county, and state gave to CNH to create 127 jobs?



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