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  • adv. In a forgivable way.

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

  • adv. in an excusable manner or to an excusable degree


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  • As it stands, it is mildly "irksome," though forgivably so.

    A Cure for Head-Exploding Brilliance

  • Thanksgiving was last month here in Canada, and in the U.S. it is now over, which puts us all on what I may forgivably call an even footing.

    November 27th, 2009

  • This TV year could quite forgivably have kicked off its first week as did the rest of us, blearily zonked by family and travel and too many mismatched memories of an extremely strange 2011; begun it either literally or figuratively by leaning grudgingly into the wind with itchy present-socks and scratchy foreboding and an old-brain urge to simply… hide… until spring.

    Rewind TV: Sherlock; Endeavour; Public Enemies; New Girl – review

  • "Few can match the muted humor, lingering poignancy and depth with which Hornby limns his forgivably human characters."

    Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby: Book summary

  • Parents whose children are diagnosed with autism (A) search for a probable cause; they remember that they had their children vaccinated (B) and forgivably assume that the correlation is causal.

    An Epidemic of Ignorance

  • The FinePix Real 3D W3 camera itself is rather good looking and forgivably chunky given what it includes: the parts for two cameras built into one; a special processor for combining two images; and a serious 3-D display screen.

    Shooting Pics That Pop

  • Just after the war's end, McCrae's poem inspired an American named Moina Michael to write a passionate if forgivably less accomplished poetic response.

    John Lundberg: 'In Flanders Fields' Still Inspires Millions

  • Shedding all pretense of humanitarianism, then, Josef Solc will probably have to find private individuals to fund his project, for instance, a Hollywood celebrity who wants to balance out his well-publicized acts of philanthropy with something that's completely bizarre — even by the standards of Michael Jackson — and disgustingly but forgivably selfish like buying one humongous toy.

    “On evacuation and atomization uses his self-energy and on drifting atomization sea waters skywards”

  • Musical heroes are supposed to die young, for full pyrotechnic dramatic effect, or survive the chaos and become wise and forgivably embarrassing.

    What's Going On

  • Alas, the film was not made, understandably in part due to the daunting logistics of crowd scenes in pre-CGI days, but less forgivably because the story as I told it had "too many Chinese in it".



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