[Ads-l] "be absolved of" = "be confirmed or proved of"

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sat Sep 19 13:17:21 UTC 2015


What are the possible sentences for "being convicted of having done nothing wrong"?

:-)Joel

      From: Dave Hause <dwhause at CABLEMO.NET>
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Or, a convoluted way to say "convicted."
Dave Hause
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From: Joel Berson
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Subject: "be absolved of" = "be confirmed or proved of"

Chicago Blackhaws star Patrick Kane, an accused sexual assaultist, has 
apologized -- not to his (alleged) victim, because "he has too much respect 
for the legal process", but to his family, teammates, "this incredible 
organization and, of course, our fans."

He adds, "I am confident once all the facts are brought to light I will be 
absolved of having done nothing wrong." 

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