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I determined to commit suicide on the very day on which I left prison.

She told me once that it was better to talk about adultery than to commit it!

Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.

Let that feeling represent what I could tell you, and commit her to your friendliness with my thanks.'

A people can commit theft; a people can confess theft; a people can repent of theft.

Never would he commit such a crime as to allow people to be poisoned.

There was scarcely a fault which a General could commit which Feversham had not been guilty of.

Yea, as a friend who loves you far too dearly to advise you to commit any folly.

Do not commit the fallacy of sitting down for a little rest.

You mistake my nature, Margaret, and you commit a cruel treason against my love.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to give in charge, entrust," from Latin committere "to unite, connect, combine; to bring together," from com- "together" (see com-) + mittere "to put, send" (see mission). Evolution into modern range of meanings is not entirely clear. Sense of "perpetrating" was ancient in Latin; in English from mid-15c. The intransitive use (in place of commit oneself) first recorded 1982, probably influenced by existentialism use (1948) of commitment to translate Sartre's engagement "emotional and moral engagement."

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