1 I confessed, that I might obtain absolution; but now that falsehood lies heavier at my heart than all my other sins.
2 and, finishing the prayer of absolution, the priest blessed him and dismissed him.
3 Katya in just the same way, besides all her care about linen, bedsores, drink, found time the very first day to persuade the sick man of the necessity of taking the sacrament and receiving absolution.
4 Blinded by his tears and by the light of God's mercifulness he bent his head and heard the grave words of absolution spoken and saw the priest's hand raised above him in token of forgiveness.
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5 It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
6 Our men defended themselves like the Pope's soldiers; they flung themselves upon their knees, and threw down their arms, begging of the corsair an absolution in articulo mortis.
7 And I give you absolution beforehand.
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8 By nonsense he meant fancy; and truly it is probable she was as free from any alloy of that nature, as any human being not arrived at the perfection of an absolute idiot, ever was.
9 For, of course, being a girl, one's whole dignity and meaning in life consisted in the achievement of an absolute, a perfect, a pure and noble freedom.
10 Once you are alive, money is a necessity, and the only absolute necessity.
11 But when it comes to expressive or executive functioning, I believe there is a gulf and an absolute one, between the ruling and the serving classes.
12 This perverted child-man was now a real business-man; when it was a question of affairs, he was an absolute he-man, sharp as a needle, and impervious as a bit of steel.
13 The spare rooms at the Parsonage had never been wanted, but the absolute necessity of a spare room for a friend was now never forgotten.
14 The absolute necessity of seeming like herself produced then an immediate struggle; but after a while she could do no more.
15 "I promised Johnny a bonfire, and it pleases him not to let it go out just yet," said Eustacia, in a way which told at once that she was absolute queen here.
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