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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACQUITTED

"Acquitted by a smile from Amelia, worth all our acclamations," said Mrs. Beaumont.

Their very simplicity and ignorance would have acquitted them.

He would like to say a few words, while there is time, to those who would have acquitted him.

On this wise the ambassadors were acquitted of all concern in the matter and dismissed.

Soon he had acquitted himself of his stewardship and given the check into her hand.

All of its defenders have acquitted themselves loyally and nobly.

Two were banged; Paten and another, named Collier, acquitted.

Let us follow the doctor, and see how he acquitted himself in his diplomacy.

I was tried ten days after by a military commission, and acquitted.

It is needless to say that I acquitted myself of the duty with much delight.

WORD ORIGIN

"freed, exonerated," 1670s, past participle adjective from acquit (v.). Formerly in this sense was acquit (late 14c.), perhaps on analogy of pps. such as hit.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ACQUITTED

pardoned

adjectiveforgiven
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