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Definition of "pardonable" [par•don•a•ble]

  • Capable of being pardoned. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "pardonable" in a sentence
  • "Less pardonable is the reduction of Lincoln's complex politics to fuzzy psychological concepts like "growth," transforming the story of what was indeed a fiery political trial into a therapeutic fairy tale."
  • "Is there a deception in the novel that you consider more "pardonable" than the others?"
  • "I was rather glad he did go, for I felt that the village was rather dull for such a brilliant young fellow; and I had a kind of pardonable pride in thinking that he would be fully competent to meet on their own level any pretentious people that might stray hither from more civilized centres."