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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Better acquit ten guilty men than punish one innocent man!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • How can such a prisoner be acquitted?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Whatever you do, you will be acquitted at once.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But, brother, have you no hope then of being acquitted?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The public roars with delight that the torturer is acquitted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In a third group: "I dare say they will acquit Mitenka, after all."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "It would be shameful, disgraceful, not to acquit him!" cried the official.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Some were pleased, others frowned, while some were simply dejected, not wanting him to be acquitted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That he would be acquitted, all the ladies, strange to say, were firmly persuaded up to the very last moment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Why, gentlemen, in Lent an actress was acquitted in our town who had cut the throat of her lover's lawful wife.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Let them acquit him—that's so humane, and would show what a blessing reformed law courts are.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That's why they'll acquit him, because he struggled against it and yet he murdered him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Upon my word, you don't suppose they won't acquit him?" one of our young officials exclaimed in another group.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A peculiar fact—established afterwards by many observations—was that almost all the ladies, or, at least the vast majority of them, were on Mitya's side and in favor of his being acquitted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And if he is acquitted, make him come straight from the law courts to dinner with me, and I'll have a party of friends, and we'll drink to the reformed law courts.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "He is guilty, but he will be acquitted, from motives of humanity, in accordance with the new ideas, the new sentiments that had come into fashion," and so on, and so on.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Granting that you go through pride, still you had a hope that Smerdyakov might be convicted and sent to Siberia, and Mitya would be acquitted, while you would only be punished with moral condemnation' ('Do you hear?' he laughed then)—'and some people will praise you.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They'll acquit him for certain," said a resolute voice.  (not reviewed by editor)

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