Definitions of confession

  1. an admission of misdeeds or faults
  2. ( Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
  3. a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
  4. a document that spells out the belief system of a given church ( especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)
  5. a public declaration of your faith
  6. Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime.
  7. Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.
  8. The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution.
  9. A formulary in which the articles of faith are comprised; a creed to be assented to or signed, as a preliminary to admission to membership of a church; a confession of faith.
  10. An admission by a party to whom an act is imputed, in relation to such act. A judicial confession settles the issue to which it applies; an extrajudical confession may be explained or rebutted.
  11. Act of acknowledging or admitting; the act of making known one's sins to a priest; anything acknowledged.
  12. Acknowledgment of a crime or fault: avowal: a statement of ones religious belief: acknowledgment of sin to a priest.
  13. Act of confessing; acknowledgment; avowal.
  14. The act of confessing; avowal; acknowledgment; a creed.
  15. The acknowledgment of a crime or fault; avowal; profession; the act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest. Confession of faith, a formulary comprising the articles of the creed of a church.
  16. Anything disclosed or acknowledged.

Quotes of confession

  1. The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession fasting, and passing the night in prayer. – Horatio Alger
  2. Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works. – Thomas Aquinas
  3. Acting is a form of confession – Tallulah Bankhead
  4. Myth is neither a lie nor a confession it is an inflexion. – Roland Barthes
  5. I don't know, maybe it's because I was raised Catholic. Confession has always held a great appeal for me. – Alison Bechdel
  6. My whole act is confession – Shelley Berman
  7. Use of a mentally ill person's involuntary confession is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness embodied in the due process clause. – William J. Brennan, Jr.
  8. Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence. – Dorothy Dix
  9. I always knew in my heart Walt Whitman's mind to be more like my own than any other man's living. As he is a very great scoundrel this is not a pleasant confession – Gerard Manley Hopkins
  10. Art is always and everywhere the secret confession and at the same time the immortal movement of its time. – Karl Marx
  11. I have hardly detained the reader long enough on the subject, to give him a just impression of the stress laid on confession It is one of the great points to which our attention was constantly directed. – Maria Monk
  12. But say some, would you expose woman to the contact of rough, rude, drinking, swearing, fighting men at the ballot box? What a humiliating confession lies in this plea for keeping woman in the background! – Ernestine Rose
  13. The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal than an individual and autobiographical novel, like a confession or a diary. – Francois Truffaut
  14. Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff- it is a palliative rather than a remedy. – Peter De Vries
  15. If every time you engage in a sex act, you go into a confession box, you will never accept your own sexuality. – George Weinberg

Usage examples for confession

  1. Here is my confession for I would not lose your esteem nor my own for all the treasures of earth. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  2. And made her confession mein Herr. – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  3. That's my other confession my confession to you. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  4. At last he closed the talk with a desperate confession of failure. – Esther by Henry Adams
  5. She had come from her last confession asking herself, " What am I?" – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  6. Art thou content with my confession – Boris Godunov A Drama in Verse by Alexander Pushkin Rendered into English verse by Alfred Hayes
  7. Don't make me go without confession – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  8. That first night after the confession he slept sound and long. – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  9. But her half confession left no room for remark. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  10. Sometimes- shall I make the confession pappy? – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  11. I see it all, too plainly;- my Uncle's arrival- Lord Callonby's familiar manner- Jane's own confession – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  12. Just stay here and get that Timms pardon crowd ready to hear the news of Mary's confession and I'll tell you all about it when I've settled with Robert. – The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess
  13. No, if you will promise me not to go to confession next Sunday. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. " Mary," he said again, " make your confession quickly. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  15. This being so, Mrs. Darrow knew that if she told the truth Barton would refuse to pay for the confession of so mean a purpose. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  16. " The padre says for you to get ready for confession daughter," said the latter. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  17. I'm making a confession of it. – Homeburg Memories by George Helgesen Fitch
  18. Was not this confession enough? – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  19. Let me make a confession – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  20. She laughed at his confession – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward

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