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acquit
used in Jane Eyre

2 uses
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Definition
to handle oneself in a specified way — which is typically in a positive way
  • 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.
    Chapter 6 (10% in)
acquitted = handled (conducted or behaved)
  • 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...
    Chapter 18 (25% in)
acquitted = handled (conducted or behaved)
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