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Your own confessions, Eudora, do not speak well for her instructions.

Name the particular creeds or confessions of the Lutheran Church?

If you plotted my disgrace by leading me into these confessions, you have found me easy prey.

Rousseau's Confessions has precisely this defect—he read it to his friends.

Rousseau, in his "Confessions," reveals the sexual feelings of the masochist.

So she had asked him no questions, and he had volunteered no confessions.

It is a phrase that recurs at intervals in his sketchy "Confessions."

That I have been cast in the former mould, these Confessions have, alas!

He came to Mrs. Morris with confessions of this kind, and she undertook to consider his case.

His confessions, when they came at last, were very complete, too.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "action of confessing," originally in religion, from Old French confession (10c.), from Latin confessionem (nominative confessio) "confession, acknowledgement," noun of action from past participle stem of confiteri (see confess). In law, from 1570s. Meaning "that which is confessed" is mid-15c. An Old English word for it was andettung, also scriftspræc.

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