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Example Sentences for "confess"

I have to confess that I wasn't really sick yesterday; I just didn't want to come into workThe accused confessed to police that he murdered his business partner.

I have to confess that I wasn't really sick yesterday; I just didn't want to come into work.

The suspect's confession was admitted as evidence in court.

Police tortured the prisoner to make him confess.

She divorced her husband after he confessed to having an affair with his secretary.

The priest listened patiently to the old woman's confession.

According to the Catholic religion, you must confess your sins in order to go to heaven.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that people do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

There is a Latin proverb which observes that revenge is a confession of pain.

Alcoholics are twice as likely to confess a drinking problem to a computer than to a doctor, say researchers.

He confessed his love for her and asked her to marry him.

The young boy confessed having stolen the car, but claimed he had meant to return it at the end of the evening.

Following confession, she asked the priest if he thought that God could forgive her.

I must confess; I hadn't even thought of that.

In 1997, at South Africa's Truth Commission, police finally confessed to the 1977 murder of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko.

Rock band The Pretenders sang, Nothing you confess could make me love you less.

Discussion question: Should a criminal's sentence be reduced if he/she confesses to the crime?


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