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one that is representative of a group or class

a legal proceeding to demand justice or enforce a right

a course of reasoning

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a special set of circumstances

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a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

the actual state of things

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a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures

a problem requiring investigation

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a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument

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the quantity contained in a case

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nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence

a specific state of mind that is temporary

a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part

the housing or outer covering of something

the enclosing frame around a door or window opening

(printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers

bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow

a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home

look over, usually with the intention to rob

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enclose in, or as if in, a case

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I do not forget the position, assumed by some, that Constitutional questions are to be decided by the Supreme Court; nor do I deny that such decisions must be binding, in any case, upon the parties to a suit, as to the object of that suit, while they are also entitled to very high respect and consideration in all parallel cases by all other departments of the government.
To the proposition, then, that slaves whose cases come within the terms of this clause "shall be delivered up", their oaths are unanimous.
To exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular States and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States; and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislatures of the States in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings.
In cases where it may be doubtful on which side justice lies, what better umpires could be desired by two violent factions, flying to arms, and tearing a State to pieces, than the representatives of confederate States, not heated by the local flame?
Judgment in cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
In any case he would very soon learn it from his friend Dr.
Come and dine with me tonight if you're free, and we'll go into the matter afterward: in case you wish to call on our client tomorrow.
Why, it's a mercy if we can get the carpets alone into three cases," said the butler's assistant.
If her Ladyship persists in refusing to let us make the necessary inquiries, our hands are tied, and the case comes to an end through no fault of ours.
sports' are extremely rare under nature, but far from rare under cultivation; and in this case we see that the treatment of the parent has affected a bud or offset, and not the ovules or pollen.
In the first case, his appearance to other people remains unchanged; in the second, his appearance changes from all places.
It must be admitted that the latter case is rarely met with in practice," said the lawyer, and stealing a glance at Alexey Alexandrovitch he paused, as a man selling pistols, after enlarging on the advantages of each weapon, might await his customer's choice.
I am sure, beforehand, that (with all your experience) the circumstances have fatally misled you in this case.
Many officers of ships can no doubt recall a case in their experience when just such a trance of confounded stoicism would come all at once over a whole ship's company.