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vindicate
used in The Mill on the Floss

5 uses
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Definition
show to be right or justified
  • "Oh, yes," said Maggie, reviving a little in the desire to vindicate the variety of her reading.
    1.3 — Book 1 Chapter 3 — Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning.... (33% in)
  • "Ay, ay, Gritty," said the miller, with a new softness in his tone; "but I've allays done what I could for you," he added, as if vindicating himself from a reproach.
    1.8 — Book 1 Chapter 8 — Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side (67% in)
  • Maggie was paralyzed; it was easier to resist Stephen's pleading than this picture he had called up of himself suffering while she was vindicated; easier even to turn away from his look of tenderness than from this look of angry misery, that seemed to place her in selfish isolation from him.
    6.13 — Book 6 Chapter 13 — Borne Along by the Tide (72% in)
  • Maggie was half stunned,—too heavily pressed upon by her anguish even to discern any difference between her actual guilt and her brother's accusations, still less to vindicate herself.
    7.1 — Book 7 Chapter 1 — The Return to the Mill (34% in)
  • He has vindicated you to the utmost; and I hope the communication of that letter to your cousin will have a beneficial effect on her.
    7.2 — Book 7 Chapter 2 — St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (74% in)

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