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  • His vindication of a great lady.
  • I am here obliged to vindicate the reputation of an excellent lady, who was an innocent sufferer upon my account.
  • Yet thus much I may be allowed to say in my own vindication, that I artfully eluded many of his questions, and gave to every point a more favourable turn, by many degrees, than the strictness of truth would allow.
  • But I could have easily vindicated humankind from the imputation of singularity upon the last article, if there had been any swine in that country (as unluckily for me there were not), which, although it may be a sweeter quadruped than a Yahoo, cannot, I humbly conceive, in justice, pretend to more cleanliness; and so his honour himself must have owned, if he had seen their filthy way of feeding, and their custom of wallowing and sleeping in the mud.

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  • He was eager to vindicate his actions.
  • You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel

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