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Definition of "forgiveness" []

  • The act of forgiving; pardon. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "forgiveness" in a sentence
  • "While some say they do not feel comfortable using the word forgiveness because it's open to so many messy interpretations, I believe all would embrace the concept, if they knew of Ginn Fourie's favorite definition which states that - "Forgiveness is the principled decision to give up your justifiable right to revenge.""
  • "I struggle with the word forgiveness because it still sounds like a 'get out of jail free' card."
  • "The word forgiveness hauls me back to when I was a young Catholic girl."