pardonably

All Adverb
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  • It is, however, nothing so serious as you will pardonably suppose. Cited from Perfect Behavior, by Donald Ogden Stewart
  • We were pardonably curious to see the papers next morning. Cited from Crowded Out! and Other Sketches, Susie F. Harrison
  • Parents are pardonably fussy about the sort of person they turn their children over to, so I must have a care. Cited from Blacksheep! Blacksheep!, by Meredith Nicholson
  • He was inclined, as at such a moment he might be pardonably, to make light of his faults. Cited from Quisante, by Anthony Hope
  • They have reached their first resting-place, and pardonably enjoy the opportunity of looking back at the road they have traversed. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine, February, 1876, Vol. XVII, No. 98, by Various
  • All Indian women age very late in life, a trait many of their white sisters might be pardonably envious of. Cited from Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2), by Carl Lumholtz
  • He was pardonably proud; it had been built on Tanith a year before. Cited from Space Viking, by Henry Beam Piper
  • He talked fondly of one friend that he had, an officer in the army, which was considered pardonably vain. Cited from Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith, v1
  • The worthy little monster was pardonably proud of his conception, and explained it to me point by point. Cited from The Fool Errant, by Maurice Hewlett
  • Withal, a great baby, pardonably vain of his powers and unconsciously pleased with himself. Cited from Candida, by George Bernard Shaw
  • The disaster was all the greater from my having on a resplendent new uniform, of which I had been pardonably vain. Cited from The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. I, by Ambrose Bierce
  • Surely, if ever a woman had adulation enough to render her perfectly happy and pardonably proud, you are the fortunate individual. Cited from St. Elmo, Augusta J. Evans
  • At that conference (not to linger over the time between) the Commissioner showed himself pardonably suspicious of us all. Cited from Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts, by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • Tom saw Stangrave's brow lower, and pardonably enough, at this. Cited from Two Years Ago, Volume II., by Charles Kingsley
  • After a lingering -- and pardonably pleased -- look at herself in a long mirror, she descended, mounted and rode slowly down toward town. Cited from The Conflict, by David Graham Phillips
  • I was pardonably interested in the matter, and inquired of Madame de Kries. Cited from Tristram of Blent, by Anthony Hope
  • He accordingly determined to be profuse where he ought to have been frugal, and niggardly where he might pardonably have been profuse. Cited from History of England, James II Vol. 1, Macaulay
  • "Back to the front!" says Ray, pardonably white and tremulous. Cited from Marion's Faith, by Charles King
  • Reasonably she dreaded the mother's task; pardonably indeed. Cited from One of Our Conquerors by G. Meredith, v2
  • Priam snatched the notes from his pocket, and with a gesture pardonably dramatic he bade her count them. Cited from Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days, by Arnold Bennett
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