confession


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Synonyms for confession

Synonyms for confession

the act of admitting to something

a system of religious belief

Words related to confession

an admission of misdeeds or faults

a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party

(Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution

a public declaration of your faith

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the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)

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But his happiness was so immense that this confession did not shatter it, it only added another shade to it.
The secret which that confession discloses should be told with little effort, for it has indirectly escaped me already.
From his confession we learn that he was not a criminal.
it was not the fear of the confession itself, or the fear of the consequences which must follow it, that still held her silent.
As stated in his confession, he worked every detail out theoretically during his imprisonment, and was able, on his release, immediately to embark on his career of vengeance.
This confession," said she, growing paler, "what is this confession?
My lord," said the father, "you are not so ill as to make a general confession urgent -- and it will be very fatiguing -- take care.
Won't you tell me whether she made any confession to you?
He assured him that his prevaricating and lying backward and forward was a great aggravation of his guilt; for which the only atonement he could make was by confession and repentance.
In the confused uproar he made out several times the name of Peter Ivanovitch, the word "judgement," and the phrase, "But this is a confession," uttered by somebody in a desperate shriek.
It is a consideration I dare hardly venture to write, and the confession of which will, I know, necessitate my changing my age back again to thirty on the instant.
This confession satisfied us and after having enumerated the good Qualities of M'Kenrie and assured her that she was violently in love with him, we desired to know whether he had ever in any wise declared his affection to her.
But if a man be thought secret, it inviteth discovery; as the more close air sucketh in the more open; and as in confession, the revealing is not for worldly use, but for the ease of a man's heart, so secret men come to the knowledge of many things in that kind; while men rather discharge their minds, than impart their minds.
The confession (as you call it) which you make in your pretty note, is the very thing that Sir Patrick spoke to me about in the dining-room before I went away.
He did not suppose that confession would bring him happiness.