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- adv. In a pardonable manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a manner admitting of pardon; excusably.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a manner admitting of pardon or excuse.
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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I was pardonably curious in my survey, for it appeared my fate to be pent up with them on this miniature floating world for I knew not how many weeks or months.
“William has gone home,” Beth replied, pardonably proud of how cool her voice stayed.
"How the devil should I know?" retorted Dela garde, pardonably annoyed.
But we do get pardonably a little testy about one thing, compulsion.
I think much of psychiatry is the same: it's not that they're stupid, merely pardonably ignorant.
It is not that we are given only a method of interpretation by the form of Scripture – a method that, by pointing us to the conflict and tension between texts simply leaves us with theologically unresolvable debate as a universal norm for Christian discourse (I make the point partly in order to correct what some have – pardonably – understood as the implication of what I have written elsewhere on this matter).
There was another kind of recurrent query Peter wouldn't brush aside either, as many another harried editor quite pardonably might: Why on earth did The Atlantic publish so much of that infernal modern poetry?
And in that case, one might pardonably wonder though this is not the place to pursue the question, does he need to exist at all?
Sarah asked, a twinkle in her eyes and a pardonably smug expression on her face.
But glancing up at Jamie now, I thought they might pardonably have been excused for nervousness.