Definition of forgiveness
: the act of forgiving I ask for your forgiveness.
Examples of forgiveness in a Sentence
She treats us with kindness and forgiveness.
they asked her forgiveness for failing to invite her to the party
Recent Examples of forgiveness from the Web
Carlos’ distraught mother, Teodora, wept and asked for forgiveness.
A limited number of loan forgiveness programs offered by states and the federal government have strict eligibility requirements, and most borrowers don’t qualify, the filing states.
If God opens the way, confront him with his failure to face his own need for God’s forgiveness and new life.
The variety and array of funerary art on display are breathtaking; from hauntingly mournful angels to elaborate urns, anchors, lambs, and crosses symbolizing hope, mercy, forgiveness, and memory.
The state also shared in an additional $150 million with two other states that went toward mortgage forgiveness and forbearance, low- to- moderate-income lending, community reinvestment and affordable rental housing.
Those of us who claim to worship should beg for forgiveness and mercy.
But like so many dogs featured in these articles, sweet little Nokie has chosen love and forgiveness over holding a grudge.
Asking forgiveness rather than permission appears to be the lesson taught by most of the successful sharing-economy startups, from Airbnb to Uber.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of forgiveness
before 12th century
FORGIVENESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of forgiveness for English Language Learners
: the act of forgiving someone or something
: the attitude of someone who is willing to forgive other people
FORGIVENESS Defined for Kids
Definition of forgiveness for Students
: the act of ending anger at She asked for his forgiveness.
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