confest

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confest

  1. (archaic or poetic) simple past tense and past participle of confess
    • 1676, Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler[1]:
      [] I wish it may not displease others; for, I have confest there are many defects in it.
    • 1783, William Godwin, Four Early Pamphlets[2]:
      What though her face confest a darker shade?
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      1840, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, [3]:
      Oh! bold Fighting Attie, the knowing, the natty, By us all it must sure be confest, Though your shoppers and snobbers are pretty good robbers, A soldier is always the best.