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vindicate
used in Middlemarch

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show to be right or justified
  • And here I must vindicate a claim to philosophical reflectiveness, by remarking that Mr. Brooke on this occasion little thought of the Radical speech which, at a later period, he was led to make on the incomes of the bishops.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (52% in)
  • He had been preoccupied with his own vindication, and had been blind to what Ladislaw might infer on his own account.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (36% in)
  • "She never did give me any—not the least in the world, when I talked to her myself," said Fred, eager to vindicate Mary.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (37% in)
  • Dorothea's impetuous generosity, which would have leaped at once to the vindication of Lydgate from the suspicion of having accepted money as a bribe, underwent a melancholy check when she came to consider all the circumstances of the case by the light of Mr. Farebrother's experience.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (0% in)
  • How was he to live on without vindicating himself among people who suspected him of baseness?
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (5% in)
  • And yet how was he to set about vindicating himself?
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (5% in)
  • Mrs. Bulstrode was vindicated from any resemblance to her husband.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (10% in)
  • I understand the difficulty there is in your vindicating yourself.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (33% in)
  • Even in her most uneasy moments—even when she had been agitated by Mrs. Cadwallader's painfully graphic report of gossip—her effort, nay, her strongest impulsive prompting, had been towards the vindication of Will from any sullying surmises; and when, in her meeting with him afterwards, she had at first interpreted his words as a probable allusion to a feeling towards Mrs. Lydgate which he was determined to cut himself off from indulging, she had had a quick, sad, excusing vision of...
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (40% in)
  • —to know a great deal about him, that he may not like to speak about himself just because it is in his own vindication and to his own honor.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (63% in)
  • She expected a vindication of Rosamond herself.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (68% in)

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