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  • adv. In a forgiving way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a forgiving manner.

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

  • adv. with forgiveness; in a forgiving manner


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  • Cars should function "forgivingly" to compensate for any mistakes made by the driver.

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  • "Then you'd better think I'm game, too," she flashed forgivingly.


  • "And happily, all of us, except Sister Bella," Bella forgivingly completed the thought for her.


  • Her dresses are often bias-cut and drape forgivingly over places women are sensitive about, like the tummy and hips.


  • "I thought you said to call you Dave," she chided forgivingly.

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  • She withdrew her arms and shoved him away, only to receive him forgivingly half a dozen seconds afterward.


  • If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.

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  • Looking forgivingly at Liz's downturned face, she softened her tone.

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  • ┬áIt is a tragedy how easily the divine beauty of the night is replaced by the shame it so easily, so forgivingly rinses away.

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  • Not one to be snubbed, the plants forgivingly salute me.

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