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 Meanings and Examples of ABSOLUTION
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 n.  act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  I confessed, that I might obtain absolution; but now that falsehood lies heavier at my heart than all my other sins.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
2  and, finishing the prayer of absolution, the priest blessed him and dismissed him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 1
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.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 19
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.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
5  It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 8
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.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XI
7  And I give you absolution beforehand.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 26 ARAMIS AND HIS THESIS
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.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
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.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
10  Once you are alive, money is a necessity, and the only absolute necessity.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
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.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
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.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
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.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
14  The absolute necessity of seeming like herself produced then an immediate struggle; but after a while she could do no more.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23
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.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
Example Sentence: (108 in 8 pages)
16  Relative savings of only a few percent in this area can therefore mean sizeable savings in absolute terms.
17  Mr. Berlusconi's alliance of moderate and right-wing parties has an absolute majority in the Senate.
18  Where once relative health and relative safety were sufficient, we demand absolute health and utter safety against the remotest contingency.
19  Although the King was an absolute monarch, he did not want to behead his unfaithful wife without certain evidence.
20  My answer to your proposal is an unequivocal and absolute "No."
21  Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us.
22  I was absolutely staggered when I saw the bill.
23  She's absolutely certain she's going to make it in the world.
24  I'm absolutely starving -- I missed lunch.
25  I'm absolutely positive it was him.
26  He was absolutely mesmerised by Pavarotti on television.
27  That meeting achieved absolutely nothing - it was a complete waste of time.
28  The football pitch was absolutely sodden.
29  It is desperately sad news and I am absolutely shattered to hear it.
30  Lucy is absolutely devoted to her cats.