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acquit
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A Tale of Two Cities
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as in: she was acquitted Define
officially find "not guilty" of criminal charges
  • No sooner was the acquittal pronounced, than tears were shed as freely as blood at another time, and such fraternal embraces were bestowed upon the prisoner by as many of both sexes as could rush at him, that after his long and unwholesome confinement he was in danger of fainting from exhaustion; none the less because he knew very well, that the very same people, carried by another current, would have rushed at him with the very same intensity, to rend him to pieces and strew him overů

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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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  • The friends of the acquitted prisoner had dispersed, under the impression—which he himself had originated—that he would not be released that night.
  • I have a business charge to acquit myself of.

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  • In the arrangements of the little household, Miss Pross took charge of the lower regions, and always acquitted herself marvellously.

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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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