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acquit
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Great Expectations
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as in: she was acquitted Define
officially find "not guilty" of criminal charges
  • "Yes; but not only that," said Wemmick, "she went into his service immediately after her acquittal, tamed as she is now.
  • After the acquittal she disappeared, and thus he lost the child and the child’s mother."

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  • It took the jury only 30 minutes to acquit her of the murder charge.
  • She was acquitted of all charges.

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unspecified meaning
  • For such reasons, I was very glad when ten o’clock came and we started for Miss Havisham’s; though I was not at all at my ease regarding the manner in which I should acquit myself under that lady’s roof.
  • A score or so of years ago, that woman was tried at the Old Bailey for murder, and was acquitted.

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  • But she was acquitted.
  • No; she was acquitted.
  • This acquitted young woman and Provis had a little child; a little child of whom Provis was exceedingly fond.

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as in: she was acquitted Define
officially find "not guilty" of criminal charges
as in: she acquitted herself well Define
to handle yourself well in a given situation
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