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absolve
used in Anna Karenina

3 uses
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Definition
to find someone blameless; or forgive; or relieve (of a requirement or obligation)
  • Agafea Mihalovna, speaking of the man just dead, had said: "Well, thank God, he took the sacrament and received absolution; God grant each one of us such a death."
    Part Five (54% in)
  • "Our Lord and God, Jesus Christ, in the abundance and riches of His lovingkindness, forgives this child...." and, finishing the prayer of absolution, the priest blessed him and dismissed him.
    Part Five (5% in)
  • Katya in just the same way, besides all her care about linen, bedsores, drink, found time the very first day to persuade the sick man of the necessity of taking the sacrament and receiving absolution.
    Part Five (54% in)

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