forgivably


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Synonyms for forgivably

in an excusable manner or to an excusable degree

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Constantly presented with opportunities to subtly, even forgivably, curry our favor by telegraphing the torment of poor Niki's inner child, Bruhl steadfastly refuses at every turn.
Nor is it irrelevant that National Radio's highly embar-rassing "The best song ever written" programme produces not forgivably favourite songs (with some special meaning, perhaps, to those requesting one) but third-rate banalities invoked as "best" songs ...
Meandering round extensive corridors, paintwork was a little scuffed here and there, but forgivably so considering the size of this Victorian building.
Drawing extensively on his reading of Wittgenstein's diaries and notebooks, Szabados makes a highly persuasive (if forgivably somewhat repetitive) case for seeing him as one who "perceived philosophical activity as related to autobiography and confession, to temperament and culture, ways of life and art ...
So the Tories base their tax policy on this fact (less forgivably, so did New Labour when in power).
Less forgivably he tells his readers that 'Stalinism was a success and fulfilled its historic mission, socially as well as economically' (p397) (really?
(51) The church fathers who taught this were forgivably mistaken because they thought they were dealing with non-Christians (unlike the Anabaptists), and the Nicene canons are not articles of faith, so "these we drop." (52) So at a later date, Luther conceded at least part of the Anabaptist narrative, but dismissed such appeals as a "great waste of time." (53) In so doing, his judgment of patristic literature and the ecumenical councils (which I discuss later) was more negative than that of most Anabaptists.
But these steely, outspoken women don't sound especially logical--or even forgivably love-crazed--when they talk about their decisions.
Moreover, "The Elliptical Poets" precedes a newer and much more interesting piece, "Without Evidence: Remarks on Reading Contemporary Poetry and on Reading about It." This conclusion, really a series of aphorisms in the style of Oscar Wilde (without, forgivably, quite the same wit), is an engaging, playful, at times truly profound thinking-through of the role of the critic and reader of poetry.
Thinking that drawing out cross-curricular links is in any way a useful exercise is an all too forgivably easy delusion to fall into.
This first novel is lively and just a little forgivably messy with a large cast of characters.
LAST Chance Harvey is a forgivably sweet, optimistic, and ultimately charming story about love, loneliness, and second chances.
(97) Korea, heretofore a "forgivably small" and neglected mission field, suddenly emerged as a most decorated one.
Indeed, as a "student production" that saw performances run from the forgivably rudimentary to the powerfully accomplished, it seems more instructive here to consider the costuming elements of this production which raised problematic, perhaps unanswerable, and more "professional" questions for twenty-first-century Othellos, rather than merely note that the Clown was cut and wonder at what cost that excision came, or that Joe Curdy's Iago was well-spoken but unfortunately bland.
As one commentator put it: "If an individual judge's membership in a group raises questions about his impartiality, what is forgivably concluded from an institutional prohibition against membership?" (170)