confession of guilt

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  • Those marks, you see, are something more than a signature, more than a confession of guilt. Cited from The Teeth of the Tiger, by Maurice Leblanc
  • His innocency was soon made clear by the criminal making a public confession of guilt. Cited from Sketches of the Covenanters, by J. C. McFeeters
  • Valentine is also offered a deal that will see him in prison for several years in exchange for a confession of guilt.
  • There, too, was a paper, bearing his own signature, and indeed a confession of guilt. Cited from The Von Toodleburgs, by F. Colburn Adams
  • I received letters in which he begged me to keep our love a secret, and in which I should have read a confession of guilt. Cited from The Crime of the French Cafe and Other Stories, by Nicholas Carter
  • A full confession of guilt could scarcely have been more damning. Cited from The Four Pools Mystery, by Jean Webster
  • Never certainly have I seen a plainer confession of guilt upon human countenances. Cited from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle #11
  • It would be best if Barton could be frightened into making his escape, and this very act would seem like a confession of guilt. Cited from Five Hundred Dollars, by Horatio Alger
  • Yet to pay money to a blackmailer was, to the legal mind, a confession of guilt. Cited from The Blotting Book, by E. F. Benson
  • He did not know why, but he dreaded a confession of guilt, which would be an overthrow of all hope. Cited from Mary Barton, by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The confession of guilt by third parties can be considered as a new fact having taken place after the conviction, offering the possibility to review the case.
  • At other times they stood with downcast heads while the minister read their confession of guilt and plea for forgiveness. Cited from Sabbath in Puritan New England, Alice Morse Earle
  • And, now that the letter had reached the hand of him really its subject, it was notice of danger to come, as well as a confession of guilt. Cited from Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace
  • It would seem like a confession of guilt. Cited from The Ne'er-Do-Well, by Rex Beach
  • Consequently, the court (and the public) take the view that mere confession of guilt alone is never any sufficient ground for conviction.
  • In my country, the law supposes flight a confession of guilt. Cited from The History of Sir Charles Grandison, Volume 4 (of 7), Samuel Richardson
  • No ready phrases came to his lips and his sudden pallor was a seeming confession of guilt. Cited from Destiny, by Charles Neville Buck
  • The one extreme looked like impudence, and might annoy, the other was a practical confession of guilt. Cited from St Ives, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Pope's Commissioners were never able to extract from him any confession of guilt. Cited from The World's Greatest Books, Vol X, Ed. by Arthur Mee & J.A. Hammerton
  • After considerable delay, a confession of guilt was extracted from the woman. Cited from The Mysteries of All Nations, by James Grant
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