Assoilment

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Assoilment A soiling; defilement.
    • n Assoilment Act of assoiling, or state of being assoiled; absolution; acquittal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n assoilment The act of assoiling; absolution.
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Usage

In literature:

The saints assoil us!
"The Black Arrow a Tale of Two Roses" by Robert Louis Stevenson
And then he kneeled down on his knee, and prayed the Bishop to shrive him and assoil him.
"Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)" by Thomas Malory
Come, thou must be assoiled out of hand.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
Whatever hap to him, my conscience is assoiled.
"Sybil or the Two Nations" by Benjamin Disraeli
God assoil thee, brother mine.
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Then said Sir Reginald: But if thou assoil not the King and all other standing in the curse it shall cost thee thy life.
"England of My Heart--Spring" by Edward Hutton
Observe the use of the words "shrive" and "assoiled.
"Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn" by Lafcadio Hearn
At least our own priests will assoil us for such sins.
"For the Faith" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Assoiled, x, 52, absolved.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
Since heaven itself has assoiled you.
"Both Sides the Border" by G. A. Henty
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In poetry:

But he withal condemn'd and spoil'd
The law of works which him assoil'd:
And now the law is (in these views)
The marrow of the gospel news.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Thy soul within the moon doth stand--
How many years of toil!
And I must bear a greater load,
And I must climb a harder road
Ere God me assoil!
"The Anchoret" by Thomas MacDonagh
"Refuse, — behold the broken arc,
The sky of all its stars despoiled;
The new germ smothered in the dark,
The snow-pure soul with sin assoiled."
"Aeropagus" by Edith Wharton
Caught the high psalms of ecstatic delight—
Heard the harps harping, like soundings of seas—
Watched earth's assoiled ones, walking in white
Under the shade of the trees.
"The Shade Of The Trees" by Margaret Junkin Preston