Definition of Forgave

1. Verb. (simple past of forgive) ¹



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Definition of Forgave

1. forgive [v] - See also: forgive

Lexicographical Neighbors of Forgave

forfetes
forfeting
forfex
forfexes
forficate
forficula
forfight
forflutter
forfoughten
forfret
forgat
forgather
forgathered
forgathering
forgathers
forgave (current term)
forgave and forgot
forge
forge-hammer
forge ahead
forge over
forgeabilities
forgeability
forgeable
forged
forged ahead
forgelike
forgeman
forgemen
forger

Literary usage of Forgave

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Indian Wars of New England by Herbert Milton Sylvester (1910)
"Friend or foe, they never forgot a benefit or forgave an injury.1 The Indian has been described as of tall, angular, and generally stalwart physique; ..."

2. Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by Thomas Malory (1868)
"For thou hast resembled me in two things, he cried them mercy of that he had done to them, and they forgave it him in that thou hast seen the marvels of the ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1816)
"... with all his adherents, was exterminated by a conqueror, who seldom forgave either the dead or the living ; like his predecessor Leo the ninth, ..."

4. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1813)
"... which he had there lent them, he cancelled them all, one by one, declaring to his debtors, that he freely forgave them their debts, ..."

5. Lives of the Queens of England: from the Norman conquest by Agnes Strickland (1848)
"One week afterwards, ¡Mary wrote another short letter, from which may be gathered that lier sire had declared that " he forgave her all her offences ..."

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