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  • Despite acquittal on criminal charges, controversy remains and civil charges may be pending.
    acquittal = an official finding of "not guilty"
  • She was acquitted of all charges.
    acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
  • She is to be tried today, and I hope, I sincerely hope, that she will be acquitted.   (source)
  • Then he said I was acquitted and the whole case was closed.   (source)
  • "You think they'll acquit him that fast?" asked Jem.   (source)
    acquit = officially declare "not guilty"
  • As long as a stream of witnesses supported her, she could hope for acquittal or at least a delay of conviction.   (source)
    acquittal = an official finding of "not guilty"
  • Related words: absolution , acquittal, mercy.   (source)
    acquittal = word that means official finding of "not guilty"
  • I knew I'd be acquitted.   (source)
    acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
  • A jury's not made up of battered women, but they've been known to acquit them before.   (source)
  • Frankly, I don't see how we can vote for acquittal.   (source)
    acquittal = an official finding of "not guilty"
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  • Matthews had been confident. Not a doubt of the verdict. Acquittal practically certain.   (source)
  • And if you're acquitted?   (source)
    acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
  • "You mean he's more frightened of acquitting than convicting, because if he acquits he'll lose his job," said Lesley with a clever little laugh.   (source)
    acquitting = officially finding "not guilty"
  • Moreover, you said earlier that the judges can be influenced personally but now you insist that an absolute acquittal, as you call it, can never be attained through personal influence.   (source)
    acquittal = official finding of "not guilty"
  • James McCarthy was acquitted at the Assizes on the strength of a number of objections which had been drawn out by Holmes and submitted to the defending counsel.   (source)
    acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
  • So they always acquit; and then a MAN goes in the night, with a hundred masked cowards at his back and lynches the rascal.   (source)
    acquit = officially find "not guilty" of criminal charges
  • And is not the counsel for the defense too modest in asking only for the acquittal of the prisoner?   (source)
    acquittal = official finding of "not guilty"
  • "Yes; but not only that," said Wemmick, "she went into his service immediately after her acquittal, tamed as she is now."   (source)
  • All the well-known people of that period, from Alexander and Napoleon to Madame de Stael, Photius, Schelling, Fichte, Chateaubriand, and the rest, pass before their stern judgment seat and are acquitted or condemned according to whether they conduced to progress or to reaction.   (source)
    acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
  • If not, I will apply to the chancellor, I will apply to the king, I will apply to the hangman, I will move the courts against you, I will denounce you as branded, I will bring you to trial; and if you are acquitted, well, by the faith of a gentleman, I will kill you at the corner of some wall, as I would a mad dog.   (source)
  • This, madam, is a faithful narrative of every event in which we have been concerned together; and if you do not absolutely reject it as false, you will, I hope, acquit me henceforth of cruelty towards Mr. Wickham.   (source)
    acquit = find innocent (informal usage)
  • I called on McMillian's trial lawyers, Bruce Boynton and J. L. Chestnut, to testify about how much more they could have done to win an acquittal if the State had turned over the evidence it had suppressed.†   (source)
  • It is also up to you to acquit when guilt has not been proven.†   (source)
  • The groundwork had been laid for an acquittal.†   (source)
  • Go and acquit yourself well.†   (source)
  • I'm not asking for acquittal, or even leniency, but I am asking for fairness.†   (source)
  • If I had any wish, even at this late hour, to somehow acquit myself, I would say that the bond between Abdullah and his little sister was an ordinary one.†   (source)
  • I do not fear injury, only that I may not acquit myself well.†   (source)
  • The O.J. Simpson acquittal was yesterday afternoon, and the university is embroiled in racial discussion, though not between the races.†   (source)
  • The acquittal of Carl Lee Hailey was three years ago, and Jake sometimes feared he was now beyond his pinnacle.†   (source)
  • Double jeopardy is only on his side if he gets an acquittal.†   (source)
  • Remember officers and soldiers that you are free men, fighting for the blessings of liberty— that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men.†   (source)
  • At the very least she deserves to be able to walk out that door with an acquittal and the chance to put this whole story behind her.†   (source)
  • Acquittal was certain.†   (source)
  • He couldn't even speak out against the obvious violence and destruction, after black groups had insisted they were "demonstrations" against the callousness of Korean merchants and the unjust acquittal of the Korean storeowner who'd shot and killed Saranda Harlans.†   (source)
  • "Look," said Alessandro, who had never been in a real fight in his life, "I can show you how to acquit yourself properly in physical combat."†   (source)
  • Not even his eyes give away his mourning, nor the dilemma that he has endured since Sayler's Creek, when it became clear that his army was no longer able to acquit itself.†   (source)
  • When the ballots were counted, 280 jurors had voted to find Socrates guilty, 220 jurors for acquittal.†   (source)
  • "I'm sorry for a lot of things:' "Thank you, Miss Dillard:" I thought Judge Green might grant us a judgment of acquittal at the close of the state's proof.†   (source)
  • John Henderson voted for acquittal, the last important act of his Senatorial career.†   (source)
  • After all, people don't like a Coroner's Inquest, even if the Coroner did acquit me of all blame!   (source)
    acquit = find "not guilty"
  • But he answered: "He'll be acquitted, Dominique."   (source)
    acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
  • You couldn't bounce any jury into acquitting him.   (source)
    acquitting = officially finding "not guilty"
  • So incredible that they acquitted her.   (source)
    acquitted = had a finding of "not guilty"
  • You'll be acquitted.   (source)
    acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
  • One more of us acquitted-too late!   (source)
    acquitted = proved "not guilty":
  • "Well that's enough," said K., "or have you heard of any acquittals that happened earlier?"   (source)
    acquittals = official findings of "not guilty"
  • There are three possibilities; absolute acquittal, apparent acquittal and deferment.   (source)
    acquittal = official finding of "not guilty"
  • But most of them did involve absolute acquittals, you can believe that, but they can't be proved.   (source)
    acquittals = official findings of "not guilty"
  • I don't think there's anyone at all who could do anything to get an absolute acquittal.   (source)
    acquittal = official finding of "not guilty"
  • ...what sort of acquittal is it you want?   (source)
  • "Apparent acquittal and deferment," said the painter.   (source)
  • With an apparent acquittal it's different.   (source)
  • "But this second acquittal will once again not be final," said K., shaking his head.   (source)
  • When the acquittal is passed the judges are already aware that re-arrest is likely.   (source)
  • That's what is meant by the term apparent acquittal.   (source)
  • "Not a single acquittal," said K., as if talking to himself and his hopes.   (source)
  • Acquit me of impertinent curiosity, my dear Mrs. Bounderby.   (source)
    acquit = find innocent (informal usage)
  • A score or so of years ago, that woman was tried at the Old Bailey for murder, and was acquitted.   (source)
    acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
  • You do not owe me the duty of a child. But, Fanny, if your heart can acquit you of ingratitude—   (source)
    acquit = find blameless
  • "They'll acquit him for certain," said a resolute voice.   (source)
    acquit = officially find "not guilty"
  • After the acquittal she disappeared, and thus he lost the child and the child's mother.   (source)
    acquittal = official finding of "not guilty"
  • In a third group: "I dare say they will acquit Mitenka, after all."   (source)
    acquit = officially find "not guilty"
  • That's why they'll acquit him, because he struggled against it and yet he murdered him.   (source)
  • Better acquit ten guilty men than punish one innocent man!   (source)
  • "It would be shameful, disgraceful, not to acquit him!" cried the official.   (source)
  • Let them acquit him—that's so humane, and would show what a blessing reformed law courts are.   (source)
  • Some were pleased, others frowned, while some were simply dejected, not wanting him to be acquitted.   (source)
    acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
  • An acquittal, they thought, was inevitable.   (source)
    acquittal = official finding of "not guilty"
  • But, brother, have you no hope then of being acquitted?   (source)
    acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
  • Whatever you do, you will be acquitted at once.   (source)
  • I must own there were many among the men, too, who were convinced that an acquittal was inevitable.   (source)
    acquittal = official finding of "not guilty"
  • The public roars with delight that the torturer is acquitted.   (source)
    acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
  • The right to acquit people is a major privilege and our judges don't have it, but they do have the right to free people from the indictment.   (source)
    acquit = officially find "not guilty"
  • When he has the document asserting the defendant's innocence, guaranteed by a number of other judges, the judge can acquit you without any worries, and although there are still several formalities to be gone through there's no doubt that that's what he'll do as a favour to me and several other acquaintances.   (source)
  • "You clearly don't think an apparent acquittal offers much advantage," said the painter, "perhaps deferment would suit you better."   (source)
    acquittal = official finding of "not guilty"
  • As a result, he said, "So let's pay no more attention to absolute acquittal, but you mentioned two other possibilities."   (source)
  • Seen from outside it can sometimes seem that everything has been long since forgotten, the documents have been lost and the acquittal is complete.   (source)
  • "But they also prevent his being properly acquitted," said K. quietly, as if ashamed to acknowledge it.   (source)
    acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
  • I don't know of any absolute acquittals but I do know of many times when a judge has been influenced.   (source)
    acquittals = official findings of "not guilty"
  • I don't mean by this that the defendant is never free, he's never free in the proper sense of the word with an apparent acquittal either.   (source)
    acquittal = official finding of "not guilty"
  • "The trial will always start over again," said the painter, "but there is, once again as before, the possibility of getting an apparent acquittal."   (source)
  • "They say there have been some acquittals earlier," the painter answered, "but it's very hard to be sure about it."   (source)
    acquittals = official findings of "not guilty"
  • "That would be very kind of you", said K. "And would the judge then believe you and nonetheless not pass an absolute acquittal?"   (source)
    acquittal = official finding of "not guilty"
  • "Of course not," said the painter, "the second acquittal is followed by the third arrest, the third acquittal by the fourth arrest and so on."   (source)
  • It's odd, but true, that people feel more confidence in this time than they do after they've been acquitted.   (source)
    acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
  • The trial doesn't stop, but the defendant is almost as certain of avoiding conviction as if he'd been acquitted.   (source)
  • I repeat, this doesn't require so much effort as getting an apparent acquittal, but it probably requires a lot more attention.   (source)
    acquittal = official finding of "not guilty"
  • Absolute acquittal is the best, of course, only there's nothing I could do to get that sort of outcome.   (source)
  • When that happens, nothing has changed except that the case for your innocence, for your acquittal and the grounds for the acquittal have been made stronger.   (source)
  • Apparent acquittal and deferment.   (source)
  • I've listened to countless trials at important stages in their development, I've followed them closely as far as they could be followed, and I have to say that I've never seen a single acquittal.   (source)
  • "But to get a second acquittal," asked K., as if in anticipation of further revelations by the painter, "is that not harder to get than the first time?"   (source)
  • But there are countless other reasons why the judges' mood and their legal acumen in the case can be altered, and efforts to obtain the second acquittal must therefore be suited to the new conditions, and generally just as vigorous as the first.   (source)
  • "That's right," said the painter, "but only apparently free or, to put it a better way, temporarily free, as the most junior judges, the ones I know, they don't have the right to give the final acquittal."   (source)
  • Now then, apparent acquittal.   (source)
  • I've been talking here as if there's a long delay between apparent acquittal and re-arrest, that is quite possible and I do know of cases like that, but it's just as likely that the defendant goes home after he's been acquitted and finds somebody there waiting to re-arrest him.   (source)
    acquitted = officially found "not guilty"
  • I've been talking here as if there's a long delay between apparent acquittal and re-arrest, that is quite possible and I do know of cases like that, but it's just as likely that the defendant goes home after he's been acquitted and finds somebody there waiting to re-arrest him.   (source)
    acquittal = official finding of "not guilty"
  • You can get either of them if I help you, but it'll take some effort of course, the difference between them is that apparent acquittal needs concentrated effort for a while and that deferment takes much less effort but it has to be sustained.   (source)
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  • She acquitted herself well at the interview.
    acquitted = handled (oneself in a specified way)
  • Twice I actually hired myself as an under-mate in a Greenland whaler, and acquitted myself to admiration.   (source)
    acquitted = handled
  • Yet he acquitted himself well, unhorsing Horas Redwyne in his first joust and one of the Freys in his second.   (source)
    acquitted = handled (conducted)
  • I had never before seen a centaur hang hooves on a tubular crest, but Chiron acquitted himself well.   (source)
    acquitted = handled (conducted or behaved)
  • He's managed to get through his little talk to the Tuesday group, and feels he's acquitted himself well enough.   (source)
  • In that, Brom acquitted himself with distinction.   (source)
  • We just finished that ASW exercise south of Bermuda, and the Brits acquitted themselves well.   (source)
    acquitted = handled (conducted)
  • After I survived the winter in the mountains, they'd watched as I'd sent teachers to outlying villages, attended ceremonies in nearly every home in Tongkou, and generally acquitted myself well as the wife of the headman.   (source)
    acquitted = handled (conducted or behaved)
  • He had begun his career as the assistant prosecutor in Uppsala, until he was recruited as an investigator by the Ministry of Justice, where he worked on bringing Swedish law into accord with that of the EU, and he acquitted himself so well that for a time he was appointed division chief.   (source)
  • Maia especially was acquitting herself well.   (source)
    acquitting = handling (conducting or behaving)
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  • Whatever else you might say of Bleys, on that day he acquitted himself as became his rank.   (source)
    acquitted = handled (conducted or behaved)
  • They were veterans now, veterans of brief service, but veterans just the same, and they had acquitted themselves well.   (source)
  • "Dear!" said Clarissa, and Lucy shared as she meant her to her disappointment (but not the pang); felt the concord between them; took the hint; thought how the gentry love; gilded her own future with calm; and, taking Mrs. Dalloway's parasol, handled it like a sacred weapon which a Goddess, having acquitted herself honourably in the field of battle, sheds, and placed it in the umbrella stand.   (source)
  • He could dance and dangle attendance upon her, and amuse her—but how would he have acquitted himself in a moment of peril?   (source)
  • The rehearsal ended for one day, and Carrie went home feeling that she had acquitted herself satisfactorily.   (source)
  • He told the story of a Border action in which the Dogra companies of the Ludhiana Sikhs had acquitted themselves well.   (source)
  • She was not abnormally deficient, and she mustered learning enough to acquit herself respectably in conversation with her contemporaries, among whom it must be avowed, however, that she occupied a secondary place.   (source)
    acquit = handle (conduct or behave)
  • ...but her husband's way of commenting on the strangely impressive objects around them had begun to affect her with a sort of mental shiver: he had perhaps the best intention of acquitting himself worthily, but only of acquitting himself.   (source)
    acquitting = handling (conducting or behaving)
  • For such reasons, I was very glad when ten o'clock came and we started for Miss Havisham's; though I was not at all at my ease regarding the manner in which I should acquit myself under that lady's roof.   (source)
    acquit = handle (conduct or behave)
  • This caused so rapid and complete a diversion from the attack that d'Artagnan's adversary, while the latter turned round to face this shower of blows, sheathed his sword with the same precision, and instead of an actor, which he had nearly been, became a spectator of the fight—a part in which he acquitted himself with his usual impassiveness, muttering, nevertheless, "A plague upon these Gascons!"   (source)
    acquitted = handled (conducted or behaved)
  • After this followed archery, which I liked to encourage, foreseeing that a time might come when ammunition would fail; and in this practise I saw with pleasure that my elder sons were really skilful, while even little Franz acquitted himself well.   (source)
    acquitted = handled (conducted)
  • At that hour most of the others were sewing likewise; but one class still stood round Miss Scatcherd's chair reading, and as all was quiet, the subject of their lessons could be heard, together with the manner in which each girl acquitted herself, and the animadversions or commendations of Miss Scatcherd on the performance.   (source)
    acquitted = handled (conducted or behaved)
  • During the remainder of the day, poor Hepzibah acquitted herself even less creditably, as a shop-keeper, than in her earlier efforts.   (source)
  • Well, in a word, she and her mother performed a great day's shopping, and she acquitted herself with considerable liveliness and credit on this her first appearance in the genteel world of London.   (source)
  • "He has changed his hour of going, I suppose, that is all, or I may be mistaken, I might not attend;" and walked back to her chair, recomposed, and with the comfortable hope of having acquitted herself well.   (source)
  • "Devan acquitted himself well," he said as they went.   (source)
  • ...acquitted himself honorably in the Battle of Farthen Dur;   (source)
  • You acquitted yourself well, Eragon.   (source)
  • It was as if she wanted something from him, as if she wanted him to prove …. what, he knew not, but he was determined to acquit himself as well as he could.   (source)
    acquit = handle (conduct or behave)
  • Ever since Katrina's father, Sloan, had betrayed the villagers of Carvahall and killed Mandel's father, Byrd, Mandel had seemed desperate to prove himself the equal of any man in the village; he had acquitted himself with honor in the last two battles between the Varden and the Empire.   (source)
    acquitted = handled (conducted or behaved)
  • And so she was both astounded and embarrassed when Dr. Meade, after a pleasant evening at her house where he acquitted himself nobly in reading the part of Macbeth, kissed her hand and made observations in the voice he once used in speaking of Our Glorious Cause.   (source)
  • Osmond at present acquitted himself very honourably.   (source)
  • After all that I said to her as we came along, I thought she would have behaved better; I told her how much might depend upon her acquitting herself well at first.   (source)
    acquitting = handling (in the specified way)
  • And Mr. Richard Carstone, who has so meritoriously acquitted himself in the—shall I say the classic shades?   (source)
    acquitted = handled (conducted or behaved)
  • Danglars acquitted himself like a man placed between two dangerous positions, and who is rendered brave by fear.   (source)
  • But a man who had had a university education could teach anything he liked; especially a man like Stelling, who had made a speech at a Mudport dinner on a political occasion, and had acquitted himself so well that it was generally remarked, this son-in-law of Timpson's was a sharp fellow.   (source)
  • In the arrangements of the little household, Miss Pross took charge of the lower regions, and always acquitted herself marvellously.   (source)
  • He had a penny too—a gift of Sowerberry's after some funeral in which he had acquitted himself more than ordinarily well—in his pocket.   (source)
  • I have never seen Fanny dance since she was a little girl; but I trust we shall both think she acquits herself like a gentlewoman when we do see her, which, perhaps, we may have an opportunity of doing ere long.   (source)
    acquits = handles (conducts or behaves)
  • Ali alone was present to wait at table, and acquitted himself so admirably, that the guest complimented his host thereupon.   (source)
    acquitted = handled (conducted or behaved)
  • Naturally, for he was never trained to consider them in any way improper, Kim had passed the time of day with one or two frivolous ladies at upper windows in a certain street, and naturally, in the exchange of compliments, had acquitted himself well.   (source)
  • It was Isabel's view that the little girl might have given lessons in deportment to her relative, and nothing could have justified this conviction more than the manner in which Pansy acquitted herself while they waited together for the Countess.   (source)
  • What charade Colonel Dent and his party played, what word they chose, how they acquitted themselves, I no longer remember; but I still see the consultation which followed each scene: I see Mr. Rochester turn to Miss Ingram, and Miss Ingram to him; I see her incline her head towards him, till the jetty curls almost touch his shoulder and wave against his cheek; I hear their mutual whisperings; I recall their interchanged glances; and something even of the feeling roused by the spectacle…   (source)
  • She could not but own that she should be very glad of a little tea, and Susan immediately set about making it, as if pleased to have the employment all to herself; and with only a little unnecessary bustle, and some few injudicious attempts at keeping her brothers in better order than she could, acquitted herself very well.   (source)
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  • State courts overturned his conviction and death sentence, and he was subsequently acquitted of all charges and released.†   (source)
  • "You are merely repeating the names of those who were acquitted of being Death Eaters thirteen years ago!" said Fudge angrily.†   (source)
  • Did Williams think he would be acquitted at a third trial?†   (source)
  • His arrest record stretches back to 1932, when he was tried and acquitted in the gangland-style murder of Jack "Dutchy" Morgan.†   (source)
  • He was acquitted of any responsibility for the Triangle fire because he could afford to hire Max Steuer, the best lawyer in the city.†   (source)
  • The inaugural edition of the Review displayed a banner headline: jury acquits seattle's gill.†   (source)
  • Nobody has ever been acquitted of a crime they committed for being unfeeling.†   (source)
  • If Salander's evidence could not be substantiated or the man was acquitted, the company might risk a libel suit.†   (source)
  • When the case came to trial, Goetz was easily acquitted on charges of assault and attempted murder.†   (source)
  • You acquitted yourself most bravely.†   (source)
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  • James-who mounted a vigorous legal defense-was acquitted in May of 2004; Jack was convicted in November of drug conspiracy and a gun violation.†   (source)
  • These reports have nothing to do with artistic talent, kicking ability, or maladies that respond well to salt sea air; they deal with one thing only: the citizen's political profile (in other words, what the citizen says, what he thinks, how he behaves, how he acquits himself at meetings or May Day parades).†   (source)
  • He'd been tried and acquitted twice for murder after witnesses had vanished, and even the rest of the family knew enough not to rile him up.†   (source)
  • Riots had raged and burned across Liberty City and Overtown four times in the past decade after white officers killed blacks or were acquitted in killings.†   (source)
  • He was owed favors by his government, and a quiet team of bright people from Washington and Ottawa flew up to James Bay and I was acquitted.†   (source)
  • Of the eight soldiers, six were acquitted and two found guilty of manslaughter, for which they were branded on their thumbs.†   (source)
  • When my hand closed upon it, I felt the relief of the acquitted.†   (source)
  • She'll never be acquitted," Tío Arturo says in Spanish.†   (source)
  • Three-Finger Hobb's acquitted himselfwell.†   (source)
  • His killers will soon be acquitted.†   (source)
  • Acquitted for a moment by her gaze, I lowered myself to sit on the edge of the pier, my feet hanging down over the side.†   (source)
  • The destruction of the vodka still was now regretted, and those of the brewers who had been acquitted at the trial as less guilty than the rest were told to mend it or construct a new one.†   (source)
  • It would practically have revolutionized our splendid political fabric into a partisan Congressional autocracy…… This government had never faced so insidious a danger …. control by the worst element of American politics…… If Andrew Johnson were acquitted by a nonpartisan vote ….†   (source)
  • We were acquitted on all counts, which included a count that the ANC sought to set up a communist state in place of the existing regime.†   (source)
  • It can happen that people who are not of sound mind can be acquitted of their crimes.†   (source)
  • Salander has been acquitted on all counts.†   (source)
  • The board found no wrongdoing by Parker and quickly acquitted him.†   (source)
  • I request that my client be at once acquitted on all counts and be released immediately.†   (source)
  • But she was acquitted of trafficking charges.†   (source)
  • He was appalled when she was acquitted and released.†   (source)
  • In 1991 he was charged with intimidation but acquitted.†   (source)
  • No. I was acquitted of all the charges and released.†   (source)
  • The verdict was appealed and the appeals court acquitted him on the rape charge.†   (source)
  • I do have a certain respect for the manner in which you have acquitted yourself over the years.†   (source)
  • And once again you met challenges even grown wizards have never faced: once again you acquitted yourself beyond my wildest dreams.†   (source)
  • She would have asked for and gotten an unlisted number, of course , anyone tried for and acquitted of some major crime (and if it had been Denver, it had been major) would have done that , but even an unlisted number would not comfort a deep neurotic like Annie Wilkes for long.†   (source)
  • Time magazine called the prosecution of Casey Anthony, the young Florida mother ultimately acquitted in the death of her two-year-old daughter, the "social media trial of the century" after the story generated nonstop coverage on cable networks.†   (source)
  • Having been acquitted at last, Jim Williams could never again be tried for murder in the shooting of Danny Hansford.†   (source)
  • He could not bring himself to think about all the expenses, but he calculated too that it might have been worse; the court had acquitted him on seven other counts.†   (source)
  • The silver-maned Grondin, who refused to talk to me for this column, has been tried once and acquitted on tax evasion charges (1960) .†   (source)
  • He was eventually acquitted, largely on the testimony of his son, and released from jail a broken and very angry man.†   (source)
  • Grondin, who was indicted and acquitted on charges of tax evasion in 1960, could not be reached for comment, and Horace Derwent, who guards his own privacy jealously, had no comment when reached by telephone.†   (source)
  • Jim Williams has been acquitted.†   (source)
  • I'll be acquitted."†   (source)
  • That's what the jury in the Diallo trial concluded, and Boss, Carroll, McMellon, and Murphy were all acquitted of murder charges.†   (source)
  • He was acquitted by the court.†   (source)
  • Though police later arrest Roy Bryant and Big Milam, both men are acquitted of the crime by a jury of their peers (whites) three months later.†   (source)
  • He's acquitted, so what.†   (source)
  • Formal police charges of dereliction of duty were pressed against Parker, but once again he was acquitted.†   (source)
  • The sailors were acquitted on grounds of acting in self-defense, but public opinion had been vehement against the heinous practice of impressment.†   (source)
  • He dwelt upon your "genius and integrity," and acquitted you of ever having had the least friendly designs in your administration upon the present forms of our American governments.†   (source)
  • And she was acquitted, of course.†   (source)
  • As Fröken Salander's representative I request that she be acquitted of the charges brought by Prosecutor Ekström.†   (source)
  • OK, we know, for example, that the madam, the one convicted of procuring but acquitted of trafficking, brought thirty-five women from the East over a two-year period.†   (source)
  • Two years after his death a petty criminal and drug addict was convicted of his murder but was later acquitted on appeal.†   (source)
  • Giannini called Blomkvist at 7:00 to tell him that Salander had been acquitted of all charges, but that she was going to have to stay at police headquarters for what might be another couple of hours for her interview.†   (source)
  • He was acquitted that time too.†   (source)
  • She's going to be acquitted."†   (source)
  • Senator Taft was disheartened by the voracity of his critics—and extremely uncomfortable when one of the acquitted Nazi leaders, Franz von Papen, told interviewers upon his release from prison that he agreed with Taft's speech.†   (source)
  • Yet the man who would later be a bold President—and father of an independent Senator and President—not only remained as counsel, but acquitted his clients of the murder charge, demonstrating to a packed courtroom that no evidence was at hand to show that the firing was malicious and without provocation: Whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.†   (source)
  • The remainder of the roll call was unimportant; conviction had failed by the margin of a single vote and a general rumbling filled the chamber until the Chief Justice proclaimed that "on this Article thirty-five Senators having voted guilty and nineteen not guilty, a two-thirds majority not having voted for conviction, the President is, therefore, acquitted under this Article."†   (source)
  • Yes, you'll be acquitted, and we'll go bathing again, Sundays.†   (source)
  • But by means of the enormous wealth he had piled up, and owing to the secret hold he had over various persons, he was acquitted on some technical inaccuracy.†   (source)
  • Ought I to have acquitted her?†   (source)
  • Oh! it was the Kolpakoff business, and of course he would have been acquitted.†   (source)
  • The fact that Bo wouldn't shoot the lion after we treed him acquits her.†   (source)
  • "If you take an appeal, you're sure to be acquitted.†   (source)
  • At present she neither acquitted nor condemned him; she did not pass judgment.†   (source)
  • "You are acquitted of this charge, Nathaniel Bumppo," said the Judge.†   (source)
  • The event acquitted her of all the fancifulness, and all the selfishness of imaginary complaints.†   (source)
  • Her mind was at peace, and her conscience acquitted her of a neglect of duty.†   (source)
  • The case was tried, and re-tried, and at the end of it all Simon was acquitted, there being no evidence against him.†   (source)
  • Leonora made him a frightful scene about spending the two hundred pounds on getting the gardener's daughter acquitted.†   (source)
  • Her nearest relations had been induced to place their savings in her father's hands, and though, after his death, they ungrudgingly acquitted themselves of the Christian duty of returning good for evil by giving his daughter all the advice at their disposal, they could hardly be expected to supplement it by material aid.†   (source)
  • "You mean he's more frightened of acquitting than convicting, because if he acquits he'll lose his job," said Lesley with a clever little laugh.†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • He had seen much service, been in various engagements, always acquitting himself as an officer mindful of the welfare of his men, but never tolerating an infraction of discipline; thoroughly versed in the science of his profession, and intrepid to the verge of temerity, though never injudiciously so.†   (source)
  • He was going to be acquitted sure.†   (source)
  • And a number of Mohammedan ladies had sworn to take no food until the prisoner was acquitted; their death would make little difference, indeed, being invisible, they seemed dead already, nevertheless it was disquieting.†   (source)
  • I have told you, I think, that Edward spent a great deal of time, and about two hundred pounds for law fees on getting a poor girl, the daughter of one of his gardeners, acquitted of a charge of murdering her baby.†   (source)
  • Their children are sometimes congenital idiots, like the hero of our story; sometimes they are found in the dock at the Assizes, where they are generally acquitted by the jury for edifying motives; sometimes they distinguish themselves by one of those burning scandals that amaze the public and add another blot to the stained record of our age.†   (source)
  • Because of the new suggestion offered by Nicholson, a new trial was all that he had to look forward to, in which case, and assuming himself to be acquitted thereafter, he could go far, far away—to Australia—or Africa—or Mexico—or some such place as that, where, under a different name—his old connections and ambitions relating to that superior social life that had so recently intrigued him, laid aside, he might recover himself in some small way.†   (source)
  • 'To leave this metropolis,' said Mr. Micawber, 'and my friend Mr. Thomas Traddles, without acquitting myself of the pecuniary part of this obligation, would weigh upon my mind to an insupportable extent.†   (source)
  • He acquitted his task with characteristic serenity, and invariably replied to the remonstrances of his fair companion, who was confused by his patience and generosity: "It is in the interest of my journey—a part of my programme."†   (source)
  • Why, acquitted them.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • Of this refinement of duplicity she presently acquitted him; she preferred to believe him in perfect good faith.†   (source)
  • We knew full well that her fervent heart was as full of affection and gratitude towards her cousin John as it had ever been, and we acquitted Richard of laying any injunctions upon her to stay away; but we knew on the other hand that she felt it a part of her duty to him to be sparing of her visits at our house.†   (source)
  • I came not for reward, great or small; and that I may be acquitted of the thought, I say the help I gave this excellent man would have been given as well to thy humblest servant.†   (source)
  • Having acquitted themselves of their errand, and exchanged a hearty shake of the hand with Edmond, Danglars and Caderousse took their places beside Fernand and old Dantes,—the latter of whom attracted universal notice.†   (source)
  • And the deeper he went in domesticity the more did the sense of acquitting himself and acting with propriety predominate over any other satisfaction.†   (source)
  • If political judges in the United States cannot inflict such heavy penalties as those of Europe, there is the less chance of their acquitting a prisoner; and the conviction, if it is less formidable, is more certain.†   (source)
  • Leaving all that aside, gentlemen, it was because the man was acquitted on his trial that people said at Marseilles that the devil was let loose.†   (source)
  • All this had been confided to the Indian, who had acquitted himself of the trust with characteristic brevity.†   (source)
  • This speech was made by Winthrop; he was accused of having committed arbitrary actions during his magistracy, but after having made the speech of which the above is a fragment, he was acquitted by acclamation, and from that time forwards he was always re-elected governor of the State.†   (source)
  • "You are acquitted," interrupted the Judge, "and there is nothing further to be said or done in the matter."†   (source)
  • Judith and her sister were marked exceptions to all the girls of their class, along that whole frontier; the officers of the nearest garrison having often flattered the former with the belief that few ladies of the towns acquitted themselves better than herself, in this important particular.†   (source)
  • I believe—I do believe, I acquitted myself better there, for Miss Grant even wept at my silly speeches.†   (source)
  • If it is your intention to correct the abuses of unlicensed printing and to restore the use of orderly language, you may in the first instance try the offender by a jury; but if the jury acquits him, the opinion which was that of a single individual becomes the opinion of the country at large.†   (source)
  • Judith was hurt at this rebuke, coming from the person it did, but she would have felt it far more keenly had not her conscience fully acquitted her of any unjust intentions towards her feeble-minded but confiding sister.†   (source)
  • ] [Footnote d: See Appendix, N. [The impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in 1868—which was resorted to by his political opponents solely as a means of turning him out of office, for it could not be contended that he had been guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors, and he was in fact honorably acquitted and reinstated in office—is a striking confirmation of the truth of this remark.†   (source)
  • But even this precaution was ineffectual; the mob collected again during the night, the magistrates again made a vain attempt to call out the militia, the prison was forced, one of the newspaper editors was killed upon the spot, and the others were left for dead; the guilty parties were acquitted by the jury when they were brought to trial.†   (source)
  • —I am happy—and he is acquitted.†   (source)
  • Friends, who would have acquitted me, I would like also to talk with you about the thing which has come to pass, while the magistrates are busy, and before I go to the place at which I must die.†   (source)
  • …Pretendeth, belongs to, Pricker, hard rider, Pricking, spurring, Prime, A.M., Prise, capture, Puissance, power, Purfle, trimming, Purfled, embroidered, Purvey, provide, Quarrels, arrowheads, Questing, barking, Quick, alive, Quit, repaid,; acquitted, behaved, Raced (rased), tore, Rack (of bulls), herd, Raines, a town in Brittany famous for its cloth, Ramping, raging, Range, rank, station, Ransacked, searched, Rashed, fell headlong, Rashing, rushing, Rasing, rushing, Rasure, Raundon,…†   (source)
  • Now, my sweet Catherine, all our distresses are over; you are honourably acquitted, and we shall have a most delightful party.†   (source)
  • I expected it, and am only surprised that the votes are so nearly equal; for I had thought that the majority against me would have been far larger; but now, had thirty votes gone over to the other side, I should have been acquitted.†   (source)
  • How can they then acquitted stand In sight of God?†   (source)
  • The justice then arose, acquitted the prisoner, and broke up the court.†   (source)
  • No more than I am well acquitted of.†   (source)
  • Neither had I so soon learned the gratitude of courtiers, to persuade myself, that his majesty's present seventies acquitted me of all past obligations.†   (source)
  • Here you see, An Innocent Man, Judicially Acquitted, Notwithstanding His Innocency, (when no written Law forbad him to fly) after his acquitall, Upon A Presumption In Law, condemned to lose all the goods he hath.†   (source)
  • Then, having acquitted part of our duty, Let's turn to address the claims of beauty, And by a fine wedding crown in Valere A lover who's both generous and sincere.†   (source)
  • In short, I was found guilty of felony, but acquitted of the burglary, which was but small comfort to me, the first bringing me to a sentence of death, and the last would have done no more.†   (source)
  • Then take, my Lord of Westmoreland, this schedule, For this contains our general grievances: Each several article herein redress'd, All members of our cause, both here and hence, That are insinew'd to this action, Acquitted by a true substantial form And present execution of our wills To us and to our purposes confined, We come within our awful banks again And knit our powers to the arm of peace.†   (source)
  • Most worthy gentleman, I and my friend Have by your wisdom been this day acquitted Of grievous penalties; in lieu whereof Three thousand ducats, due unto the Jew, We freely cope your courteous pains withal.†   (source)
  • A scrutiny was first made into the characters of the female servants of the house, who were all acquitted by Mrs Wilkins, and with apparent merit; for she had collected them herself, and perhaps it would be difficult to find such another set of scarecrows.†   (source)
  • Otherwise, whensoever a man lawfully promiseth, he unlawfully breaketh: But when the Soveraign, who is the Actor, acquitteth him, then he is acquitted by him that exorted the promise, as by the Author of such absolution.†   (source)
  • …having first shut the door; upon which I began, for I was very much provoked, and turning myself to him, 'I am afraid,' says I, 'my dear' (for I spoke with kindness on his side), 'that you have a very great abuse put upon you, and an injury done you never to be repaired in your marrying me, which, however, as I have had no hand in it, I desire I may be fairly acquitted of it, and that the blame may lie where it ought to lie, and nowhere else, for I wash my hands of every part of it.'†   (source)
  • Put the case now, that a man is accused of a capitall crime, and seeing the powers and malice of some enemy, and the frequent corruption and partiality of Judges, runneth away for feare of the event, and afterwards is taken, and brought to a legall triall, and maketh it sufficiently appear, he was not guilty of the crime, and being thereof acquitted, is neverthelesse condemned to lose his goods; this is a manifest condemnation of the Innocent.†   (source)
  • "But he did not suffer me to remain long in this agreeable delusion; for taking a bumper in one hand, and holding me by the other, 'Here, my boy,' cries he, 'here's wishing you joy of your being so honourably acquitted of that affair laid to your charge.'†   (source)
  • "I had now regained my liberty," said the stranger; "but I had lost my reputation; for there is a wide difference between the case of a man who is barely acquitted of a crime in a court of justice, and of him who is acquitted in his own heart, and in the opinion of the people.†   (source)
  • I was thunderstruck with confusion at those words, which Watson observing, proceeded thus: 'Nay, never be ashamed, man; thou hast been acquitted, and no one now dares call thee guilty; but, prithee, do tell me, who am thy friend—I hope thou didst really rob him? for rat me if it was not a meritorious action to strip such a sneaking, pitiful rascal; and instead of the two hundred guineas, I wish you had taken as many thousand.†   (source)
  • …from the great severity with which they revenge the death of a hare or partridge, might be thought to cultivate the same superstition with the Bannians in India; many of whom, we are told, dedicate their whole lives to the preservation and protection of certain animals; was it not that our English Bannians, while they preserve them from other enemies, will most unmercifully slaughter whole horse-loads themselves; so that they stand clearly acquitted of any such heathenish superstition.†   (source)
  • To give a higher idea of the principle I mean, as well as one more familiar to the present age; it may be considered as sitting on its throne in the mind, like the Lord High Chancellor of this kingdom in his court; where it presides, governs, directs, judges, acquits, and condemns according to merit and justice, with a knowledge which nothing escapes, a penetration which nothing can deceive, and an integrity which nothing can corrupt.†   (source)
  • …recovered likewise from her anger, and spoke in much gentler accents to the landlady, who did not so readily quit her concern for the reputation of the house, in favour of which she began again to number the many great persons who had slept under her roof; but the lady stopt her short, and having absolutely acquitted her of having had any share in the past disturbance, begged to be left to her repose, which, she said, she hoped to enjoy unmolested during the remainder of the night.†   (source)
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  • I cannot acquit him of that duty; nor could I think well of the man who should omit an occasion of testifying his respect towards anybody connected with the family.   (source)
    acquit = release
  • Mr. Crawford would have fully acquitted her conduct in refusing him; but this, though most material to herself, would be poor consolation to Sir Thomas.   (source)
    acquitted = performed a responsibility adequately
  • Fanny's disposition was such that she could never even think of her aunt Norris in the meagreness and cheerlessness of her own small house, without reproaching herself for some little want of attention to her when they had been last together; much less could her feelings acquit her of having done and said and thought everything by William that was due to him for a whole fortnight.   (source)
    acquit = believe to have done a duty properly
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