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acquit
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The House of Mirth
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  • After all, this was an unexpectedly easy way of acquitting her debt; and had she not reasons of her own for wishing to be civil to Mr. Rosedale?
  • She could not have remained in New York without repaying the money she owed to Trenor; to acquit herself of that odious debt she might even have faced a marriage with Rosedale; but the accident of placing the Atlantic between herself and her obligations made them dwindle out of sight as if they had been milestones and she had travelled past them.

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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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