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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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That form lets you know that the IRS knows exactly how much was forgiven and how much your taxable income increased as a result.
Just as God never measures mercies or limits forgiveness and just as Jesus held nothing back but gave himself fully and freely for sinners, so are the forgiven to extend mercy and forgiveness to others.
Alison Connell, 39, from Stockton who works for a catering company: "Yes, I have forgiven them.
gov), forgiven debt is taxable because it's counted as income.
For example, if reconciliation is part of this understanding, someone who has forgiven but not reconciled may respond "no.
I have forgiven him and Michael's family have forgiven him.
Jesus taught his disciples to pray, "Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors" (Matthew 6:12).
The taxpayer contended that the $175,000 was a loan forgiven incrementally on the due date of each annual installment; the Tax Court agreed.
In the New Testament, we find Jesus declaring, "Whosoever shall speak against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him.
Thus, Worthington and Berry see forgiveness in its weak form as intrapersonal; in their view, one has forgiven another once the offended party no longer holds negative feelings toward the transgressor and is motivated to seek reconciliation with the transgressor.
The news is good: We are forgiven by Christ when we seek forgiveness.
In being honest and "crucifying" my pride, I had a great sense of becoming a forgiven sinner.
The family of a former soldier who died following a car crash have not forgiven the teenager driving the car, as suggested in last night's Echo.
According to Friedman, Frye's standard comic resolution, marriage, "represents, not the triumph of youthful romantic love over the elder generation, but the victory of society over the unruly sexual impulses of the Forgiven Comic Hero" (153).
Lastly, the authors examine the factors contributing to the requirement that transgressors performs acts of contrition and speculate that participants who feel forgiven by God may be more likely to forgive unconditionally.