forgivingly


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for·giv·ing

 (fər-gĭv′ĭng, fôr-)
adj.
1. Inclined or able to forgive.
2. Providing a margin for error or shortcomings.

for·giv′ing·ly adv.
for·giv′ing·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.forgivingly - with forgiveness; in a forgiving manner; "`Never mind,' she said forgivingly"
unforgivingly - without forgiveness; in an unforgiving manner; "unforgivingly, he insisted that she pay her debt to the last penny"
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She withdrew her arms and shoved him away, only to receive him forgivingly half a dozen seconds afterward.
Think of her wounded heart and her wasted life--and say to yourself forgivingly, She loves me!"
The doctor bowed to him assentingly and forgivingly .
We laugh at Englishmen, when we are at home, for sticking so sturdily to their national ways and customs, but we look back upon it from abroad very forgivingly. It is not pleasant to see an American thrusting his nationality forward obtrusively in a foreign land, but Oh, it is pitiable to see him making of himself a thing that is neither male nor female, neither fish, flesh, nor fowl--a poor, miserable, hermaphrodite Frenchman!
But it's impossible for an old vagabond comrade to like your wife and family better than I like 'em, Mat, and I trust you'll look upon me as forgivingly as you can.
"And as friends we may meet again, when time has taught you to think forgivingly of what has passed between us, to-night."
"I thought you said to call you Dave," she chided forgivingly.
'The Constitution Britannique,' Mr Podsnap explained, as if he were teaching in an infant school.' We Say British, But You Say Britannique, You Know' (forgivingly, as if that were not his fault).
Another advantage of monometal bullets is that they are often forgivingly accurate, and typically more accurate than lead-core bullets in maximum-spec chambers that provide more slop than is ideal.
Only time and a lot of shooting will tell whether the GameChanger is as forgivingly accurate as the GameKing.
While the rifle isn't a quarter-inch tackdriver, it's forgivingly accurate, shooting almost everything into less than one MOA.
Nicknamed 'Pier den Drol'--'Funny Peter'--he is a humble fellow, a twinkle in his eye, a smile on his face, and one finger forever forgivingly cocked at the folly of the world.