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The fact was, that Mr. Giles had not at first been able to bring his mind to the avowal, that he had only shot a boy.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
It was several years after their acquaintance commenced before M. Roland made an avowal of his attachment.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
"The time will come," said Winston dryly, to hide what he felt, for his comrade's simple avowal had been wonderfully eloquent.
WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
Mr. Ripper's logic tended to the belief that he could not be punished if he stuck to the avowal of having seen nothing.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Somewhat confused by this humiliating avowal, Madame Bodard returned to her place at a faro-table.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
Why did she come here to reawaken her desire for a life impossible after the avowal she was forced to make?
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
But do you not yourself see that you do the cause more harm than good by thus avowing your opinions when such avowal is useless?
THE CHILDREN OF THE NEW FORESTCAPTAIN MARRYAT
But what troubled Maria Metz most was the child's frank avowal of vanity.
PATCHWORKANNA BALMER MYERS
But you spoke—you said things to me that no one had ever said before, and then you forced my avowal from me.
THE CHILD OF PLEASUREGABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
He did not, however, as the expulsion of Peel might have resulted from the avowal.
MY RECOLLECTIONS OF LORD BYRONTERESA GUICCIOLI
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