Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of forgive.

Etymologies

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forgive +‎ -est

Examples

  • And if thou forgivest pardon is better than revenge.

    The Gulistan of Sa'di

  • Whether thou killest me or forgivest my crime, my face and head are on thy threshold.

    The Gulistan of Sa'di

  • Of a truth such are base persons, and they go a whoring from Thee, loving these fleeting mockeries of things temporal, and filthy lucre, which fouls the hand that grasps it; hugging the fleeting world, and despising Thee, Who abidest, and recallest, and forgivest the adulteress soul of man, when she returns to Thee.

    The Confessions

  • For Thou, because Thy mercy endureth for ever, vouchsafest to those to whom Thou forgivest all of their debts, to become also a debtor by Thy promises.

    The Confessions

  • Who is there who, considering his own weakness, dare ascribe his chastity or innocency unto his own strength, that he may less love thee, as though thy mercy were less necessary unto him, whereby thou forgivest the sins of them that are converted to thee.

    Pneumatologia

  • What man is there who, when reflecting upon his own infirmity, dares to ascribe his chastity and innocence to his own powers, so that he should love thee less -- as if he were in less need of thy mercy in which thou forgivest the transgressions of those that return to thee?

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

  • She said: Blessed is thy name, O God of our fathers, who when thou hast been angry, wilt shew mercy, and in the time of tribulation forgivest the sins of them that call upon thee.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 17: Tobias The Challoner Revision

  • Thou, however, forgivest them, remembering that they were thy pupils, or, perhaps, owing to my ill luck. '

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

  • Without doubt, O grandsire, the sons of Pandu are being favoured by thee, inasmuch as thou forgivest, O hero, this slaughter of my army.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

  • To both, the apostle came and whispered: Curb thy passions, be hard upon thyself and merciful to others; blessed are the simple, blessed are the poor; as thou forgivest so shalt thou be forgiven; thou shalt not despise the weak, thou shalt _love_ him!

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

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