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The action or process of forgiving or being forgiven.‘she is quick to ask forgiveness when she has overstepped the line’
pardon, absolution, exoneration, remission, dispensation, indulgence, understanding, tolerance, purgation, clemency, mercy, pity, lenience, leniency, quarterView synonyms
- ‘Instead of just asking me for forgiveness, stop committing sins and do good.’
- ‘We need to create a culture of tolerance and forgiveness and join hands together as one nation.’
- ‘I tried to explain that I was making art, but there was absolutely no forgiveness.’
- ‘We need to cast ourselves upon God's mercy and seek forgiveness through Jesus Christ.’
- ‘This is as it should be in a season of forgiveness, of rediscovering tolerance and joy.’
- ‘It's the teacher who teaches you how to live a life of tolerance, forgiveness and so on.’
- ‘Redemption and forgiveness of sins is through the direct agency of his shed blood.’
- ‘When we sin we are to confess that sin, obtaining both forgiveness and cleansing.’
- ‘Yet the atoning death of Jesus is the only basis on which man can claim forgiveness of sins.’
- ‘I said all my prayers and asked for God's forgiveness for my sins and lunged forward.’
- ‘I begged him for forgiveness of all my sins, and through Jesus I was pardoned.’
- ‘I now repent of all that is past and ask for your forgiveness for all my sins.’
- ‘On balance, I think I would have to come down on the side of mercy and forgiveness.’
- ‘In what ways is your perspective about sin and forgiveness being challenged?’
- ‘Therefore, we must turn around, change direction, and come to God for mercy and forgiveness.’
- ‘People commit wrong actions, for which they require forgiveness or acquittal.’
- ‘Funny how we really learn to forgive when we need forgiveness ourselves.’
- ‘It is a sign of grace, both a confession of sin and a penance by which forgiveness may be obtained.’
- ‘Each moment is hell and my only salvation stems from the mercy of your forgiveness!’
- ‘Christianity is a liberating religion, and forgiveness of sins is a liberating experience.’
Old English forgiefenes, from forgiefen (past participle of forgiefan ‘forgive’) + the noun suffix -nes.
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