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  • v. Present participle of vindicate.


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  • Gonzales captured 60 percent of the 1,027 ballots cast in what he described as a vindicating win.

    The Daily News - News

  • It is not without some mixture of mortification and regret, that I now look back on the number of hours which I have consumed, and the number of pages which I have filled, in vindicating my literary and moral character from the charge of wilful Misrepresentations, gross Errors, and servile Plagiarisms ...

    Gibbon's Vindication

  • Pope Adrian I, in vindicating the veneration of images to Charlemagne, mentions this use of balm and defends it (Mansi, Concilia, XIII, 778).

    04/01/2004 - 05/01/2004

  • But in vindicating her it has been necessary to tell the truth.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • The people were separated into two divisions, and those who were the boldest and most obstinate in vindicating their idolatry were put to death, while the rest, who withdrew in shame or sorrow, were spared.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • If this doesn't indicate the utility of the long pastorates, then I shall give up the idea of vindicating anything by facts.

    Sketch of the Early History of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church with Jubilee Souvenir and an Appendix

  • An overwhelming majority opposed the idea of vindicating the Partition Treaty by arms.

    Daniel Defoe

  • What is called vindicating the honour of an individual or a nation, is the most futile, tedious, and uninstructive of all writing; although it will always meet with more applause than that sober criticism, which is attributed to the malicious desire of reducing a great man to the common standard of humanity.

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 2

  • I began these memoirs with the idea of vindicating my character.

    Caleb Williams Or Things as They Are

  • This goal -- of "vindicating" psychology by demonstrating its compatibility with the generality of physics -- was itself a prominent part of the computationalist movement in philosophy, and explains why representational/computational theories were often seen as the main alternatives to eliminative materialism in the 1980s and 1990s.

    The Computational Theory of Mind


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