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convict

1. a person found guilty of an offence against the law, esp one who is sentenced to imprisonment
2. a person serving a prison sentence
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Every thing was silent; this could not be borne many seconds; she opened the door, advanced a few steps towards the stairs, and after listening half a minute, returned into the room in all the agitation which a conviction of having heard him would naturally produce; in the ecstasy of her feelings at that instant she could not help exclaiming, "Oh, Elinor, it is Willoughby, indeed it is
But for this circumstance, I should probably long since have transferred my wife to the care of society at large -- in the agreeable conviction that if I didn't support her, somebody else would.
I feel a deep and deliberate conviction that there are many cases in which the trial by jury is an ineligible one.
Well, Ned, I repeat it with a conviction resting on the logic of facts.
And to the pang of a friend disgracing herself and sunk in her esteem, was added the distressing conviction that it was impossible for that friend to be tolerably happy in the lot she had chosen.
With her it was a deep religious conviction that the struggle round her was of the powers of Good and Evil, and that Good was triumphing.
She was civil and affable, but she could hardly conceal her intimate conviction that she was not quite as others were.
It was you," he murmured, almost in a whisper, but with absolute conviction.
Ten years have but added an enormous conviction to the message of this book.
With that conviction strong within me, I volunteered for this service, as I would have volunteered for anything that set work and hardship and danger, like ramparts, between my misery and me.
Comrades of the thunder and companions of death, I cannot but regard it as singularly fortunate that we who by conviction and sympathy are designated by nature as the champions of that fairest of her products, the white metal, should also, by a happy chance, be engaged mostly in the business of mining it.
Why one ought to have confidence-- that is to say, complete conviction that his young wife would always love him--he did not ask himself.