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absolve
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
to find someone blameless; or forgive; or relieve (of a requirement or obligation)
  • I've thought before of asking him to absolve me from my promise, but I've not had the courage to determine on it."
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Confidential Moments (66% in)
  • She rose from her seat, and looking straight at Tom, said,— "I want you to absolve me from my promise about Philip Wakem.
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- Brother and Sister (44% in)

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