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  • Catherine made this reflexion, and six months earlier she would have felt bound to give him warning; but now she deemed herself absolved.
  • During this period she was less considerate; she had an idea—a rather vague one, but it was agreeable to her sense of injury—that now she was absolved from penance, and might do what she chose.

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  • The committee absolved her of any wrong doing.
  • The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech.
    Justice Anthony Kennedy

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