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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • The elder absolved, reconciled, exhorted, imposed penance, blessed, and dismissed them.
  • "Absolve my soul, Father," she articulated softly, and slowly sank on her knees and bowed down at his feet.
  • And only at last they learnt that this holy man had broken his vow of obedience and left his elder, and, therefore, could not be forgiven without the elder’s absolution in spite of his great deeds.
  • I absolved her sin on the spot and was turning to go, but I was forced to turn back.

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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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