“People in wheelchairs were living in this place, this is unforgivable,” says the father of a young caretaker in the movie.
He loathed the neocons who ran the Pentagon, and fiercely opposed the Iraq War as an unforgivable misuse of the American military.
Our engagement in politics is admittedly pathetic, one of the unforgivable shames of our society.
Hypocrisy, the unforgivable sin in politics, is threatening to cast a shadow over the Tea Party.
He claimed the unforgivable crime was her sale of his writing desk to a client.
Athens was jealous of the power of Alexander: that a provincial should thus rule the Mother-Country was unforgivable.
We have committed the unforgivable offense and must pay for it.
Opposition she did not mind, but dishonesty and deceit were unforgivable.
They have a right to; we've done them all an unforgivable injury.
"Ah, that was where I made my great, my unforgivable mistake," he interrupted.
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.