Usage examples for recantation

  1. And should I ever meet the man, who, after this declaration, dares to unite her name with mine in a tale of infamy- by the power of truth, I swear that I will make him write a recantation with his blood. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. There was really nothing humiliating in this recantation for, after his release, he did not resume his heresy; clearly he yielded, not to fear, but to conviction of theological error. – John Knox and the Reformation by Andrew Lang
  3. Now I will be wiser than either Stesichorus or Homer, in that I am going to make my recantation for reviling love before I suffer; and this I will attempt, not as before, veiled and ashamed, but with forehead bold and bare. – Phaedrus by Plato
  4. Their imaginations led them to the discovery of facts- and long before Galileo's recantation many men knew vaguely the truth of what he taught. – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  5. If recantation is not forthcoming, he is placed in the public work- house until he acknowledges the existence of Deity. – Life in a Thousand Worlds by William Shuler Harris
  6. Marshal Augereau, who had endeavoured in his proclamation of 1814 to disgrace the Emperor, was eager to make his public recantation in a fresh proclamation. – Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
  7. He was ordered to make submission and recantation both in court and in his church and to give bond for 200 pounds. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  8. All stories about the recantation of Carlile, to which the pious have given currency, are necessarily false, as he was never able to recant. – Life and Character of Richard Carlile by George Jacob Holyoake
  9. " That which I have preached I will seal with my blood," said the indomitable man, when offered pardon for recantation – Milton's England by Lucia Ames Mead
  10. She consented to go for a moment to the Gothic Marienkapelle with her husband in the revival of his mediaeval taste, and she was rewarded amidst its thirteenth- century sincerity by his recantation – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  11. Less than a week later, Lord Baringstoke's public recantation was the talk of London. – Marge Askinforit by Barry Pain
  12. The friars complained that, in consequence of these evil communications, their convert suddenly relapsed into infidelity; but another and more grievous cause is assigned for his recantation – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  13. The Governor, expressing himself satisfied with his disclaimer and open recantation of any treasonable design, released him from imprisonment on parole, and, as is reported, promised at the same time to grant him the commission he desired. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  14. As the time for Wesley's next Conference drew near, a circular letter, signed " Walter Shirley," was sent round among the friends of the Evangelical movement, proposing that those who disapproved the obnoxious minutes " should go in a body to the said Conference, and insist upon a formal recantation of the said minutes, and in case of a refusal sign and publish their protest against them." – Fletcher of Madeley by Frederic W. Macdonald
  15. But not before he had published a magnificent recantation for it is no less- of all those bitternesses which, in their sum, had very nearly caused him to hate the British. – G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study by Julius West
  16. Never mind, Father John; I and Father Cullen are very good friends, and I think he'll hear me read my recantation yet; but he can't do it to- night, as here's my mare. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  17. But we intend no such foolish recantation – Birds in the Bush by Bradford Torrey
  18. Again, although Bouret ultimately withdrew his accusation, he persisted in it for many months after his second arrest, in spite of the prospect that a recantation would ensure his release. – Queens of the French Stage by H. Noel Williams