-- but it were peril to my own soul to let him die unconfessed and unabsolved.
Then shall I not be damned for an unconfessed man that had naught to confess -- wherefore, I shall be safe."
He was afraid to make an open declaration of his concern, because he dreaded to place some unscrupulous confidant upon the high plane of the unconfessed
from which elevation he could be derided.
On the contrary, it gave him a publicly confessed standing in that sphere, and as Mr Verloc had unconfessed
relations which made him familiar with yet careless of the police, there was a distinct advantage in such a situation.
That look of Hetty's oppressed Arthur with a dread which yet had something of a terrible unconfessed
delight in it, that she loved him too well.
Yet, womanlike, she took an unconfessed
comfort in the fact that this was so--that no one, unless it were Nellie, was sufficiently astute to fathom the truth.
When they have not been healed, the messages they have received have been "There is some unconfessed
sin in their lives, or they don't have enough faith." They take on this responsibility of failure to be healed, so the only solution was to leave.
At such times, we may respond as the widow did--wondering if God is punishing us for unconfessed
sins (1 Kings 17:18).
Lenta (2010) addresses the significance of Cape slavery in Brink's A Chain of Voices (1982) and Yvette Christianse's Unconfessed
Crime itself, no matter how monstrous, seemed less hideous to him than its concealment; and a comparatively trifling misdeed became to his vision the deadliest of evils if it remained hidden and unconfessed
. (Arvin 59) Harley's libretto lines amplify Dimmesdale's demand for the name of Hester's accomplice to a personal plea for exposure and release:
If he or she then forgets the unconfessed
sin, believing it absolved, the stain of that sin remains on the soul indefinitely, thereby making impossible a direct ascent to heaven after death.
The cervix might have been congenitally stenosed, causing it not to yield to uterine contractions, or there may have been a history of unconfessed
early pregnancy losses.