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as in: she was acquitted Define
officially find "not guilty" of criminal charges
  • Too much indebted to the event for his acquittal.
  • Acquit me here, and procure for me, when it is allowable, the acquittal and good wishes of that said Emma Woodhouse, whom I regard with so much brotherly affection, as to long to have her as deeply and as happily in love as myself.

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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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  • It was an awkward ceremony at any time to be receiving wedding visits, and a man had need be all grace to acquit himself well through it.
  • Emma was very willing now to acquit her of having seduced Mr. Dixon’s actions from his wife, or of any thing mischievous which her imagination had suggested at first.

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  • The event acquitted her of all the fancifulness, and all the selfishness of imaginary complaints.
  • Why she did not like Jane Fairfax might be a difficult question to answer; Mr. Knightley had once told her it was because she saw in her the really accomplished young woman, which she wanted to be thought herself; and though the accusation had been eagerly refuted at the time, there were moments of self-examination in which her conscience could not quite acquit her.
  • But this does not acquit him, Mrs. Weston; and I must say, that I think him greatly to blame.
  • On this article I can fully acquit him.
  • Acquit me here, and procure for me, when it is allowable, the acquittal and good wishes of that said Emma Woodhouse, whom I regard with so much brotherly affection, as to long to have her as deeply and as happily in love as myself.

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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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