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

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Examples

  • The boys, now ages 18 and 22, recanted from the witness stand their earlier allegations of abuse against their father.

    Was there a satanic cult at Hosanna Church?

  • He later "recanted" after an extremist group publicly stated they were going to assassinate him.

    Vatican says bishop's apology is not enough | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • Some more recent headlines indicate that Dallaire subsequently "recanted" but then they go on to quote him and sure enough - he didn't.

    Bravo Senator Dallaire!

  • Still others think I have "recanted," all right, but only for sneaky left-wing reasons.

    It's all in the interpretation.

  • They also claim that Griffin has "recanted" his previous statements, but have thus far failed to provide any sources to back it up.

    MSU YAF to Bring BNP's Nick Griffin to Speak

  • I have never seen any reason for departing from the position which I took up in these two essays; and the assertion which I sometimes meet with nowadays that I have 'recanted' or changed my opinions about Mr. Darwin's views is quite unintelligible to me.

    Thomas Henry Huxley A Sketch Of His Life And Work

  • There is equally no doubt that Dalaber, Ferrar, Garret, and many others "recanted," as it was called, and took part in the burning of books at Carfax.

    For the Faith

  • I have never seen any reason for departing from the position which I took up in these two essays; and the assertion which I sometimes meet with nowadays, that I have "recanted" or changed my opinions about Mr. Darwin's views, is quite unintelligible to me.

    Darwiniana : Essays — Volume 02

  • She also noted during that November hearing that the child "recanted" her earlier statements to police.

    The Hawk Eye

  • In his "recanted" affidavit, Masukat said that during interrogation, he repeatedly mentioned Sangki and several militia members as those who blocked and stopped the victims 'convoy at a checkpoint in the morning of Nov. 23.

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