VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

III. SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS

2. Retrospective sympathetic affections

Forgiveness.

[Nouns] forgiveness, pardon, condonation, grace, remission, absolution, amnesty, oblivion; indulgence; reprieve.

conciliation; reconcilement; reconciliation (pacification) [more]; propitiation.

excuse, exoneration, quittance, release, indemnity; bill of indemnity, act of indemnity, covenant of indemnity, deed of indemnity; exculpation (acquittal) [more].

longanimity, placability; amantium irae; locus paenitentiae; forbearance.

[Verbs] forgive, forgive and forget; pardon, condone, think no more of, let bygones be bygones, shake hands; forget an injury.

excuse, pass over, overlook; wink at (neglect) [more]; bear with; allow for, make allowances for; let one down easily, not be too hard upon, pocket the affront.

let off, remit, absolve, give absolution, reprieve; acquit [more].

beg pardon, ask pardon, implore pardon; conciliate, propitiate, placate; make up a quarrel (pacify) [more]; let the wound heal.

[Adjectives] forgiving, placable, conclliatory,.

forgiven; unresented, unavenged, unrevenged.

[Adverbs] cry you mercy.

[Phrases] veniam petimusque damusque vicissim [Horace]; more in sorrow than in anger; comprendre tout c'est tout pardonner; "the offender never pardons" [Herbert].

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