“Speak to the woman, my brother,”“ said Mr. Wilson. ”“It is of moment to her soul, and therefore, as the worshipful Governor says, momentous to thine own, in whose charge hers is. Exhort her to confess the truth!”
“ah,” said Villefort, smiling, “I confess I should like to be warned when one of these beings is in contact with me.”
“Come, come,” said Monte Cristo, “confess honestly that you have not perfect confidence in Thomson & French
Well, I must confess , these are scruples.
Oh! Miss Woodhouse, I hope nothing will happen to prevent the dance. I do look forward to it, I confess , with very great pleasure
Come, do not affect indifference, but confess you were pleased to have it.
“I must confess to you, count,” said Danglars, “that I have hitherto imagined myself acquainted with the degree of all the great fortunes of Europe, and still wealth such as yours has been wholly unknown to me
“I confess ,” observed Monte Cristo, “that I have some difficulty in comprehending your objection to a young lady who is both rich and beautiful.”
I confess he asked me none.
“And so I did,” replied Caderousse; “though once, I confess , I envied him his good fortune
“I will confess to you, Albert,” replied Franz, “the count is a very singular person, and the appointment you have made to meet him in Paris fills me with a thousand apprehensions.”
I thought, I must confess , that these tales, were inventions of the Middle Ages.
“Handsome, certainly,” replied Albert, “but not to my taste, which I confess , inclines to something softer, gentler, and more feminine.”
it isa very pretty name, and the adventures of the gentleman of that name amused me very much in my youth, I must confess .
Then, when she had gone, he got behind his prescription counter again and waited. He had made up his mind to kill Old Man Fellows, to confess , and to let them hang him if they wanted to.
And it was not uncommon to hear otherwise well-read men confess to an ignorance of Hawthorne or Melville without embarrassment.
This was a fair proposal it must be confess ′d, had it been made to one that had not had a settlement and plantation of his own to look after, which was in a fair way of coming to be very considerable, and with a good stock upon it.
I confess it does vex me
Never confess to past infidelities
confess to having heard about it
I am half ashamed to confess it.
But I confess that the book told me nothing of those gestures which are better than words, or of that caress which I continue to bestow upon you with all the gratitude of my poor heart.“
But it was her habit at this period to carry exhaustion to the furthest point and confess to it only when dissimulation broke down
The brigadier-general was free to mentally confess , that, of all the eccentric persons he had ever met, none was comparable to this product of the exact sciences
Your honor, I confess the corn. I was royally drunk.
The prisoner refused to confess (his crime).
The King then summoned his daughters, and asked them if the soldier had told the truth, and when they saw that they were betrayed, and that falsehood would be of no avail, they were obliged to confess all.
For if I would not take this for a deliverance, the next was to be such a one as the worst and most harden′d wretch among us would confess both the danger and the mercy.
confess one′s crime
confess one′s crimes
confess one′s offense
confess one′s offenses
confess one′s crime before being discovered
1.(of a priest) listen to the confession of.
‘St Ambrose would weep bitter tears when _confessing_ a sinner’
‘After a short homily, the priest _confessed_ her in the presence of the villagers and sentenced her to an annual pilgrimage to Chartres.’
2.Acknowledge something reluctantly, typically because one feels slightly ashamed or embarrassed.
‘I must _confess_ that I half believed you’
‘he _confessed_ to a lifelong passion for food’
3.Admit that one has committed a crime or done something wrong.
‘he _confessed_ that he had attacked the old man’
‘he wants to _confess_ to Caroline’s murder’
4.Declare (one's religious faith)
‘150 people _confessed_ faith in Christ’
‘The scripture is very clear that those who are the redeemed are those who come to now Jesus Christ personally as savior and Lord and _confess_ him as such.’
5.Declare one's sins formally to a priest.
‘I could not _confess_ all my sins to the priest’
‘he gave himself up after _confessing_ to a priest’
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