The emotional hurt caused by something or somebody is overcomed with the passage of time and helps us to slowly forget that hurt.
The proverb 'Time heals old wounds'can also be put as 'Time is a great healer'.
1. Time healed old wounds as Rizwan was able to get over the trauma of the horrible train accident.
2. Maitreyi was very upset at the way her Boss summarily dismissed her from the job after her many years of service. However, as she settled into her new job and progressed in her career, time healed the old wounds quickly.
3. Ten-year old Rohit became orphan when his parents died in the plane crash, but his aunt took him under her wing and was sure that time would heal old wounds.