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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.
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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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As in the earlier publication, the accent is on diversity of topic and method rather than connecting threads or common themes, and most of the writing betrays the forgivably self-conscious zeal of specialists writing for other specialists on subjects that enjoy a tradition of exemplary scholarship.
that spot where Demosthenes, done with the unseemly Paradise of the continuous remarkable world, turned, forgivably, back to town.
The welfare state which resulted from this new moral imagination failed, she argues, not only to achieve equality but, less forgivably, to eliminate poverty.
Forgivably anthemic, it was big enough to fill this place and undoubtedly the Arena when they return next year on the next rung of success.
No doubt about it, as 19-year-old Carl Churchill explains from a Birmingham coffee shop why he's the pundits' choice, the warning signs are there -eyes slightly bagged, though as yet not glazed despite what must seem an unending stream of questions; shirt creased, but forgivably so; and a finger prone to tap tap tapping away on the number eight key of his mobile phone.
Can you imagine reading: "In an unfortunate incident yesterday, the luckless Thierry Doumen, through no fault of his own, forfeited a winning chance on an odds-on favourite when, because of the wrong kind of rain on his stirrups, he completely forgivably fell off.
For a woman who fought to preserve her privacy, this is an unflinching, if forgivably sentimental record of the ravages of her illness.