confest


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confest

(kənˈfɛst)
adj
admitted
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This loss, however great, he bore like a man of sense and constancy, though it must be confest he would often talk a little whimsically on this head; for he sometimes said he looked on himself as still married, and considered his wife as only gone a little before him, a journey which he should most certainly, sooner or later, take after her; and that he had not the least doubt of meeting her again in a place where he should never part with her more--sentiments for which his sense was arraigned by one part of his neighbours, his religion by a second, and his sincerity by a third.
These were the prime in order and in might; The rest were long to tell, though far renown'd, Th' IONIAN Gods, of JAVANS Issue held Gods, yet confest later then Heav'n and Earth Thir boasted Parents; TITAN Heav'ns first born With his enormous brood, and birthright seis'd By younger SATURN, he from mightier JOVE His own and RHEA'S Son like measure found; So JOVE usurping reign'd: these first in CREET And IDA known, thence on the Snowy top Of cold OLYMPUS rul'd the middle Air Thir highest Heav'n; or on the DELPHIAN Cliff, Or in DODONA, and through all the bounds Of DORIC Land; or who with SATURN old Fled over ADRIA to th' HESPERIAN Fields, And ore the CELTIC roam'd the utmost Isles.
Now the performance festival and conference are rolled into one event colloquially called ConFest.
Chicago gets a major dose of this fact when it hosts the sixth annual National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival, or what the organizers have affectionately abbreviated as "ConFest."
This made her receive all their innocent Caresses, without the least return: Which, as some of the Religious confest, was a strange check, to their sensibility; which they could not help, whilst they beheld this more than human comportment of Sister Clare towards her Children: Knowing she lov'd them as much, as it was possible for any Mother to do [...] which passion she so strangely stifl'd in this moving circumstance [...].
Order is Heaven's first law; and this confest, Some are, and must be, greater than the rest, More rich, more wise.
Odors, and Myrrh, and balm in one rich floud O'r-ran my heart, and spirited my bloud, My thoughts did swim in Comforts, and mine eie Confest, The world did only paint and lie.
After her death, Ellen's father becomes centered on his daughter, his only comfort and hope: "One earthly love he still confest, / One tie, the purest and the best, / That bound a widowed father's care / To one sweet blossom, frail and fair...
Happy are they, they that love God, Whose hearts have Christ confest, Who by His Cross have found their life, And 'neath His yoke their rest.
Night completes the seasonal change, and with the next morning "Winter comes, himself, confest, / Striding the gloomy Blast" (112-13).
Their Magistrate confest it, when they took thee As a League-breaker and deliver'd bound Into our hands, for hadst thou not committed Notorious murder on those thirty men At Askalon, who never did thee harm, then like a Robber stripdst them of their robes?
Yet that he can make sport must be confest, But, Echo-like, he but repeats the Jest.