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perjury
used in David Copperfield

2 uses
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Definition the criminal offense of telling lies after formally promising to tell the truth — such as when testifying in a court trial
  • Also the chimney on fire, the parish engine, and perjury on the part of the Beadle.
    Chapters 43-45 (39% in)
  • I — a— I'll know nobody — and — a — say nothing — and — a — live nowhere — until I have crushed — to — a — undiscoverable atoms — the — transcendent and immortal hypocrite and perjurer — HEEP!'
    Chapters 49-51 (28% in)

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