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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of confess.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Admitted; avowed; undeniable; evident.


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  • Geof put verbal quotation marks around the word confessed and also around sin, but maybe I was the only one who heard them.


  • Your morality, as you have confessed, is no better than a deluded theist's, so I can't do that.


  • Oh please, the only reason he confessed is that he got caught, the State newspaper here in Columbia had copies of his emails to his lover and were going to post them.

    Sanford visiting family in Sullivan's Island

  • "What I said ain't what I meant," Martin confessed falteringly, while he made up his mind to throw himself wholly upon the other's mercy.

    Chapter 7

  • During a discussion at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival Ian Rankin confessed he his surprise at the uproar caused by his-honest - reponses in an article rounding up summer choices by well-known authors.

    What Do You Read? Huh?

  • Darwin confessed toward the end of his life that he had lost his interest in art, in literature, and in music, of which he was once so fond, but Darwin never lost his intellectual humility or gentleness and sweetness of soul, or grew weary in the pursuit of truth for its own sake.

    In the Noon of Science

  • The second in the same terms confessed her partiality for an F, because he was a physician! and the third avowed a similar regard for a G, because he was a justice!

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810

  • It was a German ship, and the captain confessed that he had had a sealed envelope containing instructions given to him when he went on his first vogage, which he was not to open until he received a wireless message with the word "Siegfried" in it; he was to understand when he received that, that he was to open the package and get the message interpreted.

    Britain At War

  • His expression confessed to his feeling an awkwardness.

    The Awkward Age

  • That supplication coupled with his name confessed the end to which her quick vision perceived she was being led, where she would succumb.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith


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