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
The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary’s
I absolve you from this responsibility
Saying kaddish and sitting shiva, that absolves them of any responsibility for you.
James McBride -- The Color of Water
Yes, he agreed, but it hadn’t absolved me from my sin.
Albert Camus -- The Stranger
I shouted back, "and I have absolved him of his sins!"
Rudolfo Anaya -- Bless Me, Ultima
Then he tells me kneel, gives me absolution, tells me say three Hail Marys, three Our Fathers, three Glory Bes.
Frank McCourt -- Angela’s Ashes
All this he did as fully as he could, and prayed for absolution.
Alan Paton -- Cry, the Beloved Country
...solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and...
Thomas Jefferson et al. -- The Declaration of Independence
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...that one thing, which could absolve them of any but the grossest defect, was an interest in cattle.
Cormac McCarthy -- All the Pretty Horses
I saw his hand moving across his face as he absolved me.
David Almond -- Clay
Being a divine, a ghostly confessor, A sin-absolver, and my friend profess’d,
William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
If you are asking me for forgiveness, or absolution—
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
That was almost ten years ago, but I figured the urge to absolve might still be there.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
"I’m not someone’s absolution.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
I stand there, still clutching the phone to my ear, taking in Bryn’s last words, wondering if there might’ve been a shred of absolution in her hostility.
Gayle Forman -- Where She Went
Mum, luckily, was holding a casserole dish, which absolved her of the same anxiety.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
"And does she get that chance?" she asks Josh while I desperately focus on the poster of literary terms on the wall and wait for absolution.
Katja Millay -- The Sea of Tranquility
Who had been the perpetrator, I wondered, now that Morris Fink was absolved of the crime?
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
I walk away from her, guilt on my hands, absolving myself: I’m a good person.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
"If it is not God’s will that he should recover, then he is given absolution of sins, and we commend him to God, that his soul may depart in peace."
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
This doesn’t absolve me of blame—there’s plenty of blame to go around.
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
Related words: absolution , acquittal, mercy .
Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
She confessed to him, and he absolved her from her sins.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
Nay, more if you all agree, later you are absolved from the promise.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
"Every head bowed and every eye closed," said Graham, offering a traditional invitation to repentance, a declaration of faith, and absolution.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
I confessed, that I might obtain absolution; but now that falsehood lies heavier at my heart than all my other sins.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
Not that it absolves me, but I was a young man, Mr. Markos, eager to take on the world, full of dreams, modest and vague as they may have been, and I pictured my youth ebbing away, my prospects increasingly truncated.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
But at any rate he was quite insistent that I’d be absolved for my misbehavior if I attended his funeral and told you what became of Anna’s mother.
John Green -- The Fault in Our Stars
Even so, Silas knew, absolution required sacrifice.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
My good cousin, absolve yourself from that!
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
I never bothered to notice before how thoroughly I’ve relied on Anatole to justify and absolve me here.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
And remember, moreover, that it is often he who comes off victorious from the strife, absolved of all crime in the eyes of the world.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
I know it doesn’t absolve anyone of anything, but the Kabul we lived in in those days was a strange world, one in which some things mattered more than the truth.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
And I give you absolution beforehand.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
"And yet," said I, smiling, "I cannot quite hold myself absolved from the charge of sensationalism which has been urged against my records."
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Although I want absolution dearly, I am unable to face confession.
Sara Gruen -- Water for Elephants
’Do you really think that you can absolve yourself of guilt by pretending to be someone else? I don’t like you, Fortiori.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
Your word on this will condemn us or absolve us.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
She read me what she had written; and it was direct and clear, and evidently intended to absolve me from any suspicion of profiting by the receipt of the money.
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
’Seventy times seven times didst thou gapingly contort thy visage — seventy times seven did I take counsel with my soul — Lo, this is human weakness: this also may be absolved!
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
’Excuse me,’ Alex said again, words that were no longer polite discourse, but a plea for absolution.
Jodi Picoult -- Nineteen Minutes
But then I remembered that it had died of paralysis and I felt that I too was smiling feebly as if to absolve the simoniac of his sin.
James Joyce -- Dubliners
Bear this well in mind sir: the French Revolution had its reasons for existence; its wrath will be absolved by the future; its result is the world made better.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
Love, which absolves no loved one from loving, seized me for the pleasing of him so strongly that, as thou seest, it does not even now abandon me.
Dante Alighieri -- Dante’s Inferno
History will absolve me.
Margaret Atwood -- The Handmaid’s Tale
Even the concept of Christ dying for our sins is arguably not exclusively Christian; the self-sacrifice of a young man to absolve the sins of his people appears in the earliest tradition of the Quetzalcoatl.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
If you were clean confessed, and had done penance and been absolved—
T. H. White -- The Once and Future King
She may have gone for absolution and forgiveness, or she may have gone for the express purpose of committing matricide.