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absolve


The committee absolved her of any wrong doing.
  to find someone blameless; or forgive; or relieve (of a requirement or obligation)
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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
  • The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary’s
  • I absolve you from this responsibility

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  • 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
  • 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.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
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