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acquit
used in Frankenstein

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
she was acquitted
Definition officially find "not guilty" of criminal charges
  • She is to be tried today, and I hope, I sincerely hope, that she will be acquitted.
    Chapter 7 (89% in)
acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • "She is innocent, my Elizabeth," said I, "and that shall be proved; fear nothing, but let your spirits be cheered by the assurance of her acquittal."
    Chapter 7 (98% in)
  • But I do not pretend that my protestations should acquit me; I rest my innocence on a plain and simple explanation of the facts which have been adduced against me, and I hope the character I have always borne will incline my judges to a favourable interpretation where any circumstance appears doubtful or suspicious.
    Chapter 8 (20% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
she acquitted herself well
Definition to handle oneself in a specified way — which is typically in a positive way
  • Twice I actually hired myself as an under-mate in a Greenland whaler, and acquitted myself to admiration.
    Introductory Letters (15% in)
acquitted = handled
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