Definitions

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  • adj. That does not pardon; unforgiving.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ pardoning

Examples

  • It required the state law of California, a hanging judge, and an unpardoning governor to send me to the scaffold for striking a prison guard with my fist.

    Chapter 14

  • I think this makes a mockery of the whole idea of pardons, and that if you're going to have unpardoning you should not have pardoning at all.

    Speaking of Blanket Pardons

  • There has also been some discussion of late about the unpardoning power, the power of a president or his successor to take a pardon back.

    Speaking of Blanket Pardons

  • Nonetheless, it may be useful to point out the existence of the unpardoning power to President Elect Obama in case he lacks the nerve to do what he and Congress and our courts really should do: reject Bush's pardons of crimes he authorized (including the commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence) as not really Constitutional pardons at all.

    Speaking of Blanket Pardons

  • But sin and error are one in the unpardoning eye of nature.

    The Yoke A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt

  • It required the state law of California, a hanging judge, and an unpardoning governor to send me to the scaffold for striking a prison guard with my fist I shall always contend that that guard had a nose most easily bleedable, I was a bat-eyed tottery skeleton at the time.

    Chapter 14

  • They could trifle with the curse or unpardoning prophecy of a witch, but not with the pardon of a priest.

    The Victorian Age in Literature

  • For the first time she had been brought face to face with sin and falsehood, and hers was the unpardoning white condemnation of an angel to whom sin is unknown and falsehood impossible.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • Certainly the despairing anguish that she had felt, the submission to his unpardoning wrath, the tacit agreement that the discovery gave him license to do anything he liked with her, not only then but throughout the future -- all this pertained to a state of mind which could be coldly recollected, but which could not be warmly revived.

    The Devil's Garden

  • Instead he found a cruel and ridiculous mortification, made permanent by thirty-two unpardoning years.

    The Awakening of Helena Richie

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