Usage examples for vindication

  1. The Clarion had from the first opposed the city's owning the water- works, and the editorial declared that the present situation gave the paper, and all those who had held a similar opinion, their long- awaited triumph and vindication. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  2. I do not, however, tell you my reasons for the sake of argument, but in vindication of my seeming want of courtesy towards yourself. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. As for Miss Remson, she was for vindication on Friday night. – Marjorie Dean College Freshman by Pauline Lester
  4. This resolution was due to the circumstance that the city government in the preceding year had refused the use of Faneuil Hall that he might speak in explanation and vindication of his speech of the 7th of March, 1850. John P. Bigelow was Mayor of the city in 1850, and he was also Mayor in 1851. Mr. Webster also said that when the State authorities made their formal call upon the President, he should be glad to introduce the members of the government. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  5. His election was a complete vindication of the wisdom of the measure of which he was the author and champion. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  6. Yet she sat, despite the vindication of Charlie's amorous embarrassment, and wondered, parrot fashion, " Ah, what is life?" – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  7. Her own vindication,- these were the words, George; she should be clear of all reproach. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  8. Wiley sat in stunned silence, but his heart leapt up at this word of vindication for Honest John. – Shadow Mountain by Dane Coolidge
  9. What visions of the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ, His royal rights, His glory and majesty, His jealousy over the Church, His indignation against evil, His vindication of right! – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
  10. The true understanding of the case, however, and the vindication of the conduct of Government, would be matters of comparatively light importance, if censure or approbation for the past were the only result in contemplation. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  11. Eternal suffering is supposed to be a vindication of justice. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  12. Yet pragmatism must respect this way, for it has massive historic vindication. – Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James
  13. By one violent effort I summoned up my courage; and while I resolved to limit the few words I should say merely to my vindication, I prepared to advance. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  14. If a divorce were thus obtained, her vindication would be complete. – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  15. As soon as he had recovered his self- possession, he entered into an eloquent and high- minded vindication of his conduct, and his zeal for the glory and advantage of the Spanish crown. – Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  16. She found the phrase that she could boldly offer as a vindication of the step she had taken. – Washington Square by Henry James
  17. At the commencement of the great revival of the study of nature, when the views which have revolutionized scientific thought were beginning to dawn, illy defined and partially understood, they were seized on by a class seeking support to the theological doctrines they felt yielding beneath their feet, and distorted by plausible sophistry into apparent vindication of their dogmas. – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  18. They have, accordingly, all of them made provisions for punishing slander, which those who have time and inclination resort to for the vindication of their characters. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  19. Samuel Niles's Vindication of Divers Important Gospel Doctrines. – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  20. 189. I know not what half- way vindication there can be, for any such construction. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown