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A term coined by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in his novel Elective Affinities by combining gewähren and fortwähren, fortgewähren means "to grant permanently." Heidegger uses this invention as a way of connecting "essence" in the sense of "that which endures" with "granting."

See page 336.

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