Forgive and Forget

Forgive and Forget is the name of:

*Forgive and Forget (song), a single from Alien Ant Farm.
*, a book by Lewis B. Smedes.

Etymology

The etymology of this expression most likely derived from several sources:
* "Let's forget and forgive; perhaps you were right to punish my son, and take vengeance on my cattle, but surely I was right in trying to revenge him; now that we are both satisfied why should not we be friends again?" - Aesop, The Snake and the Farmer, sixth century BCE
* "Let us forget and forgive injuries." - Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1547-1616
* "Pray you now, forget and forgive." - Shakespeare, King Lear, 1564-1616


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  • forgive and forget — phrase to decide not to continue being angry about something that someone has done, and not to allow your memory of it to influence your future relationship I might forgive and forget, but I’m more likely to get mad and get even. Thesaurus: to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • forgive and forget — verb Absolve completely for a past wrongdoing; pardon with neither resentment nor a view to retribution. We will go away in the yacht. Does it matter where we live, so long as we live for each other? Forgive and forget! Oh, Valeria, Valeria,… …   Wiktionary

  • forgive and forget — to decide not to continue being angry about something that someone has done, and not to allow your memory of it to influence your future relationship I might forgive and forget, but I m more likely to get mad and get even …   English dictionary

  • forgive and forget — {v.} To have no bad feelings about what happened in the past. * /After the argument the boys decided to forgive and forget./ Syn.: LET BYGONES BE BYGONES, LIVE AND LET LIVE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • forgive and forget — {v.} To have no bad feelings about what happened in the past. * /After the argument the boys decided to forgive and forget./ Syn.: LET BYGONES BE BYGONES, LIVE AND LET LIVE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • forgive\ and\ forget — v To have no bad feelings about what happened in the past. After the argument the boys decided to forgive and forget. Syn.: let bygones be bygones, live and let live …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • forgive and forget — pardon someone and not hold a grudge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Forgive and forget — a cigarette …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • forgive and forget — Australian Slang a cigarette …   English dialects glossary


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