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  • n. Plural form of exculpation.


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  • '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.

    Barack Obama, American Fundamentalist

  • I don't want any bribes, or exculpations, or statements from you that you know me to be innocent.

    The White Desert

  • Brontës 'heroes or the elaborate exculpations of George Eliot's.

    The Victorian Age in Literature

  • 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 Silent House

  • The very elaborateness and vehemence of the exculpations put forth by American writers indicate

    Benjamin Franklin

  • But such exculpations amount to saying that he was an essentially weak man, the slave of his surroundings.

    A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era

  • 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.

    Complete March Family Trilogy

  • 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?

    The Life of Thomas Lord Cochrane

  • These, however, are exculpations of the man rather than justifications of his theory.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) The Age of the Despots


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