- n. Plural form of exculpation.
“Know, first,' cried the Doctor, 'if to your guidance she will give way; know if the affair with Sir Sedley has exculpations which render it single and adventitious, or if there hang upon it a lightness of character that may invest caprice, chance, or fickleness, with powers of involving such another entanglement.”
“He didn't start his speech with some list of his own exculpations or counter accusations against his electoral rivals.”
“I don't want any bribes, or exculpations, or statements from you that you know me to be innocent.”
“Brontës 'heroes or the elaborate exculpations of George Eliot's.”
“Although Mrs. Vrain and Ferruci had exculpated themselves entirely, Denzil thought that Link, with his professional distrust and trained sense of ferreting out secrets, might discern better than himself whether such exculpations were warranted by circumstances.”
“The very elaborateness and vehemence of the exculpations put forth by American writers indicate”
“But such exculpations amount to saying that he was an essentially weak man, the slave of his surroundings.”
“He addressed these exculpations to March's grave face, and to the pitying deprecation in the eyes of Conrad Dryfoos, whom Lindau's roaring wrath had summoned to the door.”
“And why, when I remonstrated against this injustice, was I answered that the same course should be persisted in, and that I had no alternative but to acquiesce, or to descend to a newspaper controversy by publishing my exculpations myself?”
“These, however, are exculpations of the man rather than justifications of his theory.”
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