cross-examination


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(law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination

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So vast was the excitement that for some weeks the Press really told the truth; and the reports of examination and cross-examination, if interminable, even if intolerable are at least reliable.
Outside, the earl had seized his daughter by the wrist and was administering a paternal cross-examination.
I will not trouble you with any lengthy cross-examination, Professor Coram, since I gather that you were in bed at the time of the crime, and could know nothing about it.
I was told that, at the time of the Great Coram Street murder, it was promptly concluded by our street that Biggs's boy (for that period) was at the bottom of it, and had he not been able, in reply to the severe cross-examination to which he was subjected by No.
Peevishness, complaints, exacting cross-examination she was used to, but this attitude of composed quiet, which seemed to come from the consciousness of power within, puzzled her.
That odious man, Major Thomson, put me through a regular cross-examination again, and I had to tell him at last--"
In the face of such evidence as this, cross-examination was a mere form.
I'm not saying that if I'd got the right kind of testimony out of their witnesses on cross-examination, that friendship would have decided the case.
Nevertheless, hectored and heckled though he was, he managed in the end to give a simple, straightforward version of the affair, and, despite a belligerent cross-examination, his story was not shaken in any particular.
Garrow, whose subtle cross-examination of witnesses and masterly, if sometimes startling, methods of arriving at the truth seemed more thrilling to us than any novel.
Even Sachs might break down in cross-examination, and you
Phunky had sat down when Serjeant Snubbin had winked at him, or if Serjeant Buzfuz had stopped this irregular cross-examination at the outset (which he knew better than to do; observing Mr.
So far the housekeeper could add nothing on cross-examination save lamentations and expressions of amazement.
The schoolmaster sat for a long time smoking his pipe by the kitchen fire, which was now deserted, thinking, with a very happy face, on the fortunate chance which had brought him so opportunely to the child's assistance, and parrying, as well as in his simple way he could, the inquisitive cross-examination of the landlady, who had a great curiosity to be made acquainted with every particular of Nell's life and history.
They were elicited subsequently at the trial by a process of long and tedious cross-examinations.