I must confess I do not like such large receptions; the people crowd so, and we have to do so much talking; and yet it is at receptions like the one in Philadelphia that we often meet friends whom we learn to love afterwards.
I must confess I was puzzled at first.
But when he declined even under torture to confess that he had been guilty of extensive peculation, he was finally released.
At last the priests gained control of the elections; the victor of Waterloo was obliged to confess that the king's government could no longer be carried on, and Catholic emancipation had to be granted in 1829.
He will not confess himself suspected; but that itself is strong suspicion.
The Jews were also enjoined to confess their sins individually to God, and in certain cases to man.
On the one hand, a reluctance to confess that Hungary is no longer in any sense a part of Austria; on the other hand, the refusal of the Czechs to recognize that their country is part of Austria.
For every one who shall not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is antichrist; and whosoever shall not confess the testimony of the Cross is of the devil; and whosoever shall pervert the oracles of the Lord to his own lusts and say that there is neither resurrection nor judgment, that man is the first-born of Satan.
I don't confess to understanding what happened but it's fascinating.
I was obliged to confess that I did not know, but suggested that it might be on one of the stars.