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He was eager to vindicate his actions.
  show to be right or justified
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  • He was eager to vindicate his actions.
  • You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel
  • ...they had nothing else to vindicate them...
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • A moral vindication was regarded by the youth as a very important thing.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage

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  • Against our land the proud invader came To vindicate fell Polyneices’ claim.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • ...he looks up at the sky with that expression of dumb and brooding outrage and yet of vindication, as though he had expected no less;
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • I knew that I was right, and that time and the sober second thought of the people would vindicate me.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • The boy finally turns around and rolls his eyes at her, knowing the mood has changed and he is vindicated;
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • When he saw the flash of hurt cross her face, he felt the slightest bit of vindication.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • If Amy left a clue in a public place, she always taped it to the underside of things, in between the wadded gum and the dust, and she was always vindicated, because no one likes to look at the underside of things.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • It’ll make a bunch of people feel vindicated, but it won’t fix anything.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • And I felt pretty good, pretty vindicated because even though it was just a matter of pure luck that things had gone this way, I hadn’t blown it for the band after all.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • When the news of Annie’s ancestors went out the next day, Mae felt at least partially vindicated.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • But when the nearly all-white jury pronounced him guilty, after fifteen months of waiting for vindication, he was shocked, paralyzed.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • "See, I told you it was hard," Cristian said, feeling vindicated.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Groggy as I was, I felt somehow vindicated.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • It was support and vindication; it was sustenance and sum.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • You must stop imagining that posterity will vindicate you, Winston.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Hans Hubermann needed vindication.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • What I got from Sheridan was a bold denunciation of slavery, and a powerful vindication of human rights.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • In these dreams, Nana cackled with delight and vindication.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • She laughed; the sound was light and unconcerned, and he knew that he was vindicated.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The only good I took from that time was a measure of vindication about little Pari, who by now must have grown into a young woman.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Nor was Darcy’s vindication, though grateful to her feelings, capable of consoling her for such discovery.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • "And yet he’s such an affectionate father," said Countess Mary, vindicating her husband, "but only after they are a year old or so…."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He had displayed the one, and vindicated the other.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • No, you will vindicate them.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Thus vindicating those who bore influence in her formative years.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • That somebody was assassinated by somebody vindicating a difference of opinion was the likeliest occurrence.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • It was forced on me as I sat chilled through the chapel service, that this probably vindicated the rules of Devon after all, wintery Devon.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Mrs. Brant came out of the inner office looking vindicated.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • His unfortunate timidity He wished to vindicate himself in some way, to assert his manhood.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Also, such childish displays do nothing but vindicate those elves who are opposed to you.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Peter drew himself to his full height as he vindicated himself.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Then why—since the choice was with himself—should the individual, whose connexion with the fallen woman had been the most intimate and sacred of them all, come forward to vindicate his claim to an inheritance so little desirable?
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • His vindication of a great lady.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • They vindicated him against the base aspersion.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • She expected me to vindicate her life for her, and the choices she’d made.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • He was glad to have stuck it out in the fog and felt vindicated somehow.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • But it also made him feel vindicated in his labor.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Denied the expression of power amongst his own kind, he fell back upon the lesser creatures and there vindicated the life that was in him.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • A quiet smile lighted the haughty features of the young Mohican, betraying his knowledge of the English language as well as of the other’s meaning; but he suffered it to pass away without vindication of reply.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Let them go ahead, they’d find that none of the charges were true and I’d be vindicated.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • No doubt it would have been better; but I should not be avenged, nor the honour of my husband vindicated, should he find so clear and easy an escape from the strait into which his depravity has led him.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Miss Geer looked vindicated.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • It had been easy to watch Mr. Thompson’s gulping smiles and his repeated cries of "That’s my girl!" uttered with glances of triumph at his assistants, the triumph of a man whose judgment in trusting her had been vindicated.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The acute policy dictating these movements was sufficiently vindicated at daybreak, by the sight of a long sleek on the sea directly and lengthwise ahead, smooth as oil, and resembling in the pleated watery wrinkles bordering it, the polished metallic-like marks of some swift tide-rip, at the mouth of a deep, rapid stream.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The people of the Hills vindicated me.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • This must be what I have been waiting for,’ he thought; ’I have Just been waiting to be vindicated.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • No matter what the wording, Belle Block had been vindicated.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
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Associated words [difficulty]:   vindicate [3] , vindictive [3]
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