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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 20 19:31:55 UTC 2015


I would equate "absolved of doing nothing" to "found innocent of a careless
disregard of another".

DanG

On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 8:07 PM, Dave Hause <dwhause at cablemo.net> wrote:

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> My sense was "absolved of doing nothing" is equivalent to "convicted."
> Dave
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> What are the possible sentences for "being convicted of having done nothing
> wrong"?
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> :-)Joel
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>       From: Dave Hause <dwhause at CABLEMO.NET>
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> Or, a convoluted way to say "convicted."
> Dave Hause
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> 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."
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> 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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