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Forgive and forget.

Prov. You should not only forgive people for hurting you, you should also forget that they ever hurt you. When my sister lost my favorite book, I was angry at her for weeks, but my mother finally convinced me to forgive and forget. Jane: Are you going to invite Sam to your party? Sue: No way. Last year he laughed at my new skirt. Jane: Come on, Sue, forgive and forget.
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forgive someone for something

to pardon someone for something. Please forgive me for being late. He never forgave himself for harming her.
See also: forgive

forgive and forget

to accept and not think about what someone has done to you If they can admit they were wrong, then they can surely forgive and forget.
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forgive and forget

Both pardon and hold no resentment concerning a past event. For example, After Meg and Mary decided to forgive and forget their differences, they became good friends . This phrase dates from the 1300s and was a proverb by the mid-1500s. For a synonym, see let bygones be bygones.
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Meditate: Azim Khamisa, who forgave his son's killer, credits daily meditation with his ability to forgive sooner rather than years later.
Overall, spouses who forgave their partners were almost twice as likely to report that their partner misbehaved the next day as those who held a grudge, found McNulty.
For example, the pope forgave the man who tried to assassinate him, but the man remained in jail.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Consequently, Amoco forgave the annual loan payments, as the taxpayer met its obligations under the agreement.
If I forgave this person, they'd think that what they did was okay, and they'd do it again.
I forgave, and forgave, and forgave and forgave to the point where it wasn't very healthy at all - Jerry Hall on her one-time relationship with Mick Jagger.
If participants indicated that they forgave others, they were asked to list any acts of contrition they required transgressors to complete.
As the victims of these abuses forgave, so must we forgive.
In the splendid 1990 film Avalon, the tragicomic story is told of an uncle who, with his wife, arrived a little late for a holiday meal and never forgave ms relatives because they carved the turkey before he arrived.
John Major has never forgiven her for being a back seat driver nor has he forgiven those in his party who never forgave him for not being her.
In honoring Kazan, the best of Hollywood forgave Kazan and celebrated the contributions he made to the world of film.
Of course, if the Clinton affairs were truly none of our business, then it would not matter one whit if his wife forgave him.