Angry with himself and forgiveness, he would have liked to strangle the boy if only he had come upon him at that time. These sample phrases are automatically selected from various online information sources to reflect the current use of the word « forgiveness. » The views expressed in the examples do not represent the views of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us your feedback. « Forgiving. » Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Retrieved 25 November 2022. It is His forgiveness, bought by such sin, for which the giver himself is forgiven. William Shakespeare. A person authorized to sell papal pardons or indulgences; in the Middle Ages, pardons such as the character in Chaucer`s Canterbury Tales were often portrayed as figures of dubious moral integrity. From: Forgiving in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable » a person who forgives or forgives a mistake or an insult or excuses a medieval cleric who raised money for the Church by selling papal indulgences The forgiver is of superior intelligence, and although we condemn him, we recognize his ability. Both in this passage and in the prologue of forgiveness, the verb to erme is replaced by the same sb. namely: This is not at all such a story that pilgrims expect from the forgiver.

Subjects: Literature — Literature (Ancient and Middle Ages) The forgiver has unconsciously fallen into his professional manner. A medieval cleric who sold pardons and indulgences.