But that means that the debtor will be on the hook for somewhere around 25% of the forgiven debt.
And if you seem able to do that, many other sins are forgiven.
If Coming to America had drawn world-beating ratings, network executives would have forgiven the fact that it was terrible.
As our turn to vote comes around, we may be forgiven for gazing wistfully across the Atlantic at what a real democracy looks like.
If this all ends with a Justice League blockbuster, then all is forgiven.
What mistakes and delusions could not be forgiven to one so unwearyingly good?
And you cannot have said you were sorry, or he would have forgiven you!
I had a right to take care of myself; yet will I never be forgiven.
It was the first time he had ever felt the cut of a whip, and the blow was not forgiven.
In the first place, much could be forgiven to the man who owned Palgrave's Folly.
Old English forgiefan "give, grant, allow; forgive," also "to give up" and "to give in marriage;" from for- "completely" + giefan "give" (see give).
The modern sense of "to give up desire or power to punish" is from use of the compound as a Germanic loan-translation of Latin perdonare (cf. Old Saxon fargeban, Dutch vergeven, German vergeben, Gothic fragiban; see pardon). Related: Forgave; forgiven; forgiving.