Confess Sentence Examples

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  • I don't confess to understanding what happened but it's fascinating.

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  • To whom should I confess my blunder?

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  • Confess that this is delightful, said he.

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  • I confess I do not want to.

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  • I must confess I was puzzled at first.

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  • I confess, that practically speaking, when I have learned a man's real disposition, I have no hopes of changing it for the better or worse in this state of existence.

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  • But if we pass from this criticism of form to the actual contents of the two books, we are bound to confess that they constitute a wonderfully cogent and persuasive theistic argument.

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  • I will confess that I intended to eat the little pig for my breakfast; so I crept into the room where it was kept while the Princess was dressing and hid myself under a chair.

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  • She was waiting for him to confess his reason for being in Arkansas.

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  • The faithful are bound to confess all "mortal" sins; they need not confess "venial" sins.

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  • On the one hand, a reluctance to confess that Hungary is no longer in any sense a part of Austria; on the other hand, the refusal of the Czechs to recognize that their country is part of Austria.

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  • I was obliged to confess that I did not know, but suggested that it might be on one of the stars.

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  • A youth who has murdered his mistress takes the bread of the Eucharist in his mouth, and his two hands are at once withered up. The apostle immediately invites him to confess the crime he must have committed, " for, he says, the Eucharist of the Lord hath convicted thee."

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  • We are underbred and low-lived and illiterate; and in this respect I confess I do not make any very broad distinction between the illiterateness of my townsman who cannot read at all and the illiterateness of him who has learned to read only what is for children and feeble intellects.

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  • Again he had the door open, waiting for her to confess.

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  • On the arrival of Lord Macartney as governor of Madras, the British fleet captured Negapatam, and forced Hyder Ali to confess that he could never ruin a power which had command of the sea.

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  • I confess that I have hitherto indulged very little in philanthropic enterprises.

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  • My house never pleased my eye so much after it was plastered, though I was obliged to confess that it was more comfortable.

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  • Marya Dmitrievna, having found Sonya weeping in the corridor, made her confess everything, and intercepting the note to Natasha she read it and went into Natasha's room with it in her hand.

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  • But he did forget himself once or twice within a twelvemonth, and then he would go and confess to his wife, and would again promise that this should really be the very last time.

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  • Now, both the Korahite and Asaphic groups of psalms are remarkable that they hardly contain any recognition of present sin on the part of the community of Jewish faith - though they do confess the sin of Israel in the past - but are exercised with the observation that prosperity does not follow righteousness either in the case of the individual (xlix., lxxiii.) or in that of the nation, which suffers notwithstanding its loyalty to God, or even on account thereof (xliv., lxxix.).

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  • They were by this forced to confess that they possessed no authority to negotiate.

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  • But when he declined even under torture to confess that he had been guilty of extensive peculation, he was finally released.

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  • I confess that I should like to have these basic concepts in sharper focus!

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  • I must confess that I did not feel the slightest foreboding.

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  • Logical analysis, after assuming that truth is independent and not of our making, has to confess that all logical operations involve an apparently arbitrary interference with their data (Bradley).

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  • The Samaritans were prompt to claim like privileges, but were forced to confess that, though they were Hebrews, they were called the Sidonians of Shechem and were not Jews.

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  • In the silence which followed his comment I must confess to having felt a certain childlike glee.

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  • Really very good! said Nicholas with some unintentional superciliousness, as if ashamed to confess that the sounds pleased him very much.

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  • Some will even confess to swiping pairs from their sisters or female friends.

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  • John at first sought to conceal his share in the murder, but ultimately decided to confess to his uncles, and abruptly left Paris.

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  • But nothing said would make Badby confess that "Christ sitting at supper did give to His disciples His living body to eat."

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  • Men were also encouraged, by Chrysostom, to confess their secret sins secretly to God.

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  • I confess to being a little giddy about this.

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  • My spreadsheet file is available for anyone to unravel but I have to confess that for various reasons it has gone largely undocumented.

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  • I must confess to a weakness for a well turned heel - nothing too high or too vulgar.

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  • But it must be noted that, according to the orthodox doctrine, not only can an Indulgence not remit future sins, but even for the past it cannot take full effect unless the subject be truly contrite and have confessed (or intend shortly to confess) his sins.

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  • In 1669 an unworthy follower - Daniel Scargil by name, a fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge - had to recant publicly and confess that his evil life had been the result of Hobbist doctrines.

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  • For a whole week it has been "cold and dark and dreary" in Tuscumbia, and I must confess the continuous rain and dismalness of the weather fills me with gloomy thoughts and makes the writing of letters, or any pleasant employment, seem quite impossible.

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  • Well, I must confess, I do not like the sign-language, and I do not think it would be of much use to the deaf-blind.

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  • I confess all these festivities and fireworks are becoming wearisome.

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  • The knight screamed for mercy and promised to confess his crime.

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  • I confess to being spellbound when I stand outside on a starry night and simply gaze upwards.

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  • I have to confess to being a tad disappointed with some of the exhibits.

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  • Eight of the team 's nine riders confess to drug taking.

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  • I think Mademoiselle Lucy will now confess that the cord and gallows are amply earned; she trembles in anticipation of her doom.

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  • Deraiya was razed to the ground and the principal towns of Nejd were compelled to admit Egyptian garrisons; but though the Arabs saw themselves powerless to stand before disciplined troops, the Egyptians, on the other hand, had to confess that without useless sacrifices they could not retain their hold on the interior.

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  • Every item of the evidence was naturally subjected to the closest scrutiny, but at last the conservatives were forced reluctantly to confess themselves beaten.

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  • At last the priests gained control of the elections; the victor of Waterloo was obliged to confess that the king's government could no longer be carried on, and Catholic emancipation had to be granted in 1829.

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  • Instead, the special military courts approved by President Dubya will give the terrorists the opportunity to freely confess their sins.

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  • And I can honestly confess to you that I do not necessarily spend my time doing what I want to do.

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  • The basis of the claim was that the power had been exercised to induce the plaintiff to confess.

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  • That's why you need to confess these sins.

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  • Eight of the team's nine riders confess to drug taking.

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  • For the first time, I sensed a whiff of achievement and confess I had to choke back a few tears.

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  • I must also confess to a great feeling of unease about the question of costs.

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  • Hannah knew that Michael was the culprit, but even when she stared at him accusingly he did not confess.

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  • For example, the Churches of Christ believe that one must confess his or her belief publicly, then be baptized for the remission of sins before becoming a Christian.

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  • Many creditors will agree to lower your debt or your payments if you confess to your financial difficulties.

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  • Of course, while most stars won't confess to having celebrity implants, there are tell-tale signs that experienced plastic surgeons point to as evidence of augmentation.

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  • Attention-seekers will probably confess to seeking out bright, loud, attractive shirts for men.

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  • Many women will confess that few jeans are as comfortable as plus size Seven jeans - few labels are known to be as cozy and figure flattering.

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  • You can choose to confess to playing the prank or keep your victim guessing about who is responsible after they discover the reason for the mouse problem.

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  • And I will join the Greek chorus in singing about how slick and commercialized Napa Valley has become over the years but I'll also confess that I'm always ready to go back.

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  • See who would confess to spying on a neighbor, visiting a nude beach, or raiding a kid's piggy bank!

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  • You wonder, since it was meaningless for you if you should confess to your boyfriend.

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  • The openness and communication could really help your relationship and bring you closer together - or your partner might confess and save you the trouble of spying.

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  • You can catch the person in this type of lie by getting the cover person to confess, calling the office when your partner is supposed to be there or calling the hotel where he is supposedly staying.

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  • And when she does confess to things, try to keep your reactions calm and rational.

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  • While many women confess that they simply can't walk on any type of elevation, others find that the wedge provides a sturdy, even surface that allows them to keep their balance comfortably.

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  • Nothing she wanted to confess.

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  • He didn't expect her to confess.

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  • The Latin editions of part of these works have been modified by the corrections which the monkish editors confess that they applied.

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  • For every one who shall not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is antichrist; and whosoever shall not confess the testimony of the Cross is of the devil; and whosoever shall pervert the oracles of the Lord to his own lusts and say that there is neither resurrection nor judgment, that man is the first-born of Satan.

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  • In December 1583 Mary had laid before the French ambassador her first complaint of the slanders spread by Lady Shrewsbury and her sons, who were ultimately compelled to confess the falsehood of their imputations on the queen of Scots and her keeper.

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  • Lastly, I confess that I have as vast contemplative ends as I have moderate civil ends; for I have taken all knowledge to be my province; and if I could purge it of two sorts of rovers, whereof the one with frivolous disputations, confutations and verbosities, the other with blind experiments and auricular traditions and impostures, hath committed so many spoils, I hope I should bring in industrious observations, grounded conclusions and profitable inventions and discoveries - the best state of that province.

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  • In it, of ter going over the several instances, he says, " I do again confess, that on the points charged upon me, although they should be taken as myself have declared them, there is a great deal of corruption and neglect; for which I am heartily and penitently sorry, and submit myself to the judgment, grace, and mercy of the court."

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  • But he cannot be reproached with undue bias; he writes with the straightforwardness of a soldier, and is not ashamed on occasion to confess his ignorance.

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  • It is common to go to confession, even though there are only venial sins to be confessed; and in order to excite contrition people are sometimes advised to confess over again some mortal sin from which they have been previously absolved.

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  • Old adversary's of their junior days, Caroline will confess to not being back to the same standard, yet!

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  • Even the most fluent speakers and writers would probably confess to an occasional uncertainty as to the most appropriate preposition.

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  • I must also confess that I am fond of the sparkling wines that bear the appellation Saumur AC.

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  • I am, I must confess, gratified by the offer " " I should think so, " said the archdeacon.

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  • At the scaffold he was approached by a Protestant clergyman who asked him to confess his treason.

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  • He enumerates several instances of " hidden disciples " who dared not openly confess Christ.

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  • What can I do for all my sins but humbly confess and lament them, and implore Your mercy without ceasing?

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  • I confess that I've never had a burning desire to go to Glasgow.

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  • Now that the irate lady has slammed the door, I am free to confess the imposture I have played.

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  • There followed the inquisition and I had to confess to having known more about their subject in my teens than they did now.

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  • But I confess that I am now inclined to think that there is a finer way of studying ornithology than this.

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  • His imperfect signature to his confession of this date, consisting only of his Christian name and written in a faint and trembling hand, is probably a ghastly testimony to the severity of the torture ("per grad us ad ima") which James had ordered to be applied if he would not otherwise confess and the "gentler tortures" were unavailing, - a horrible practice unrecognized by the law of England, but usually employed and justified at this time in cases of treason to obtain information.

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  • So far everything's all right, but I confess I should much like to be an adjutant and not remain at the front.

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  • I should confess that I do n't know much of the voluminous literature about the poem.

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  • The patient may need to confess frequently to a religious counselor or may fear acting out the strong sexual thoughts in a hostile way.

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  • For those participants who need to vent, there's the "canfessional" where bros can confess or talk or relax while sitting on the toilet.

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  • Hildebrand, now pope as Gregory VII., next summoned him to Rome, and, in a synod held there in 1078, tried once more to obtain a declaration of his orthodoxy by means of a confession of faith drawn up in general terms; but even this strong-minded and strong-willed pontiff was at length forced to yield to the demands of the multitude and its leaders; and in another synod at Rome (1079), finding that he was only endangering his own position and reputation, he turned unexpectedly upon Berengar and commanded him to confess that he had erred in not teaching a change as to substantial reality of the sacramental bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ.

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  • The Goajiros of Venezuela bury their dead, they confess, simply to get rid of them.

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  • To say "tomorrow" and keep up a dignified tone was not difficult, but to go home alone, see his sisters, brother, mother, and father, confess and ask for money he had no right to after giving his word of honor, was terrible.

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  • The God of Nature, whom deists confess, does punish in time, if they will but look at the facts; why not in eternity ?

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  • The emperor was forced to confess his sins, and declare himself unworthy of the throne, but Lothair did not succeed in his efforts to make his father a monk.

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  • Again, the most adverse critics would admit that much was done by the counter-Reformation, and that modern ecclesiastical discipline on this point is considerably superior to that of the middle ages; while, on the other hand, many authorities of undoubted orthodoxy are ready to confess that it is not free from serious risks even in these days of easy publicity and stringent civil discipline.'

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  • Ardent spirits craved the martyr's crown, and to confess Christ in persecution was to attain a glory inferior only to that won by those who actually died.

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  • I will confess to you, dear Mary, that in spite of his extreme youth his departure for the army was a great grief to me.

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  • He offered to confess his imposture if he were promised his life, and the king accepted the terms. First at Taunton and again.

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  • The Jews were also enjoined to confess their sins individually to God, and in certain cases to man.

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  • But I must confess, I had a hard time on the second day of my examinations.

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