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used in Gone with the Wind

2 uses
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to handle oneself in a specified way — which is typically in a positive way
  • They were veterans now, veterans of brief service, but veterans just the same, and they had acquitted themselves well.
    3.18 (67% in)
acquitted = handled (conducted or behaved)
  • And so she was both astounded and embarrassed when Dr. Meade, after a pleasant evening at her house where he acquitted himself nobly in reading the part of Macbeth, kissed her hand and made observations in the voice he once used in speaking of Our Glorious Cause.
    4.41 (72% in)
acquitted = handled (conducted or behaved)
There are no more uses of "acquit" in Gone with the Wind.

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