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an act of seeking expiation through another from guilt for a real or imagined transgression.


n in spiritual and psy-chological practice, a process of acknowledging, repenting, and seeking forgiveness for mistakes.

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Q. How can I confess to my girlfriend that I am bipolar? Not that it really matters, since I cannot attract a woman to save my life, but I was wondering if there is ever a good time to say, "Hey, I am bipolar" and anticipate the reaction. As a bipolar man who is looking for some love and sex, how should I handle the topic, if at all?

A. Thanks JennJ. I think you're right about the group mentality. Thanks.

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According to legal experts Dr Asim Hussain can be awarded life imprisonment for confessing the accusations.
Confessing to some bad behavior was more common than making a full confession among those who cheated as much as possible in the study.
A MAN accused of murdering a teenager in 1966 smiled and told police officers they would have to prove he killed her after confessing to the crime in jail nearly 43 years ago, a court heard.
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SEVEN years after murdering his wife Lesley and Trevor Buchanan, Colin Howell put off confessing for another 12 years because God spoke to him through his cleaner.
Even in the comfort of their own homes Brits are willing to break the law, with 15% of adults admitting to watching TV without a licence and a further 35% confessing to downloading music, films or pornography illegally.
To the background of organ music, the Parisbased Line To The Lord tells callers: "For advice on confessing, press one.
But procurator fiscal Morag McLintock told Jedburgh Sheriff Court police received a call from Douglas confessing he had broken in.
Hamdan denied charges when he first appeared in court in June, after earlier confessing after he was detained by UAE state security forces a year ago.
Zhelyazkov was charged by prosecutors in 2008 while serving his first four-and-a-half-year sentence after confessing that he was a drug boss and pleaded guilty to all charges laid by the Bourgas prosecutors' office.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was the leading spokesperson of those who ardently and consistently opposed Nazi anti-Semitism, but he and his cohorts were clearly in the minority, even in the Pastors' Emergency League and in the ecclesiastical movement which it inspired, namely, the Confessing Church.
Olympic boxing hero David Price confessed that even he felt fit to burst reading about my belly-busting daily 5,000 calorie intake, confessing even he struggled to get through six Weetabix in one sitting.