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  • verb Present participle of acquit.


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  • When she had been a little accustomed to me, she would not part with me; I have been so happy as to make myself useful to her and her children; and in acquitting myself as far as I could of my debt of gratitude, I have found the best and only defence against that regret and anguish which devoured me.

    The Old Manor House

  • A precedent quoted to justify them in acquitting Jeremiah.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Archbishop of Canterbury and his Royal parents the Prince was described as acquitting himself "extremely well."

    The Life of King Edward VII with a sketch of the career of King George V

  • It was not until she understood this applause, and saw Silverstein half out of his seat and intensely, madly happy, and heard the "Oh, you, Joe's!" from many throats, that she realized that instead of being cruelly punished he was acquitting himself well.

    Chapter 4

  • Both Mr. Spencer, a driver for UPS, and another juror, Alexander Kobulnicky , said acquitting Mr. DePaola was simpler because he was lower in the chain of command.

    Man Clear in Deaths of Firemen

  • A jury had convicted Ghailani in November on one count of conspiracy while acquitting him on more than 280 other counts stemming from the truck bombings at the U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. 224 people died, and thousands more were injured in the attacks.

    Guantanamo Detainee Sentenced to Life in Prison

  • Jennifer Ford, a 32-year-old nursing student who served as juror number 3 on the Casey Anthony murder trial, told ABC News that she and other jurors were "sick to our stomachs" after acquitting Anthony of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

    Casey Anthony Juror: 'Sick To Our Stomachs' Over Verdict

  • KUALA LUMPUR—Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he isn't worried about state prosecutors' move to appeal a court decision acquitting him of sodomy earlier this month, and said he remains confident it won't derail his campaign to lead a new government to power in elections expected later this year.

    Malaysia's Anwar Presses On Despite Appeal

  • Mauro Chialli was one of eight jurors who on Monday ordered Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito freed after acquitting them of charges they sexually assaulted and murdered Meredith Kercher in 2007.

    Amanda Knox Trial: Dad Invites Italian To Seattle, Lawyer Says

  • But if we judge decisions based on outcomes alone, we will end up condemning too many unlucky people and acquitting too many scoundrels.

    In Hiring and Promoting, Look Beyond Results


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