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impeach
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • When toned down again, the unimpeachable patriot appeared in the witness-box.
  • A blush on the countenance of Monsieur the Marquis was no impeachment of his high breeding; it was not from within; it was occasioned by an external circumstance beyond his control—the setting sun.

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  • They had lounged away in a poverty-stricken, purposeless, accidental manner, quite natural and unimpeachable.
  • That, the lofty example of this immaculate and unimpeachable witness for the Crown, to refer to whom however unworthily was an honour, had communicated itself to the prisoner’s servant, and had engendered in him a holy determination to examine his master’s table-drawers and pockets, and secrete his papers.
  • She will be in a state of mind to impeach the justice of the Republic.
  • The dead man disposed of, and the crowd being under the necessity of providing some other entertainment for itself, another brighter genius (or perhaps the same) conceived the humour of impeaching casual passers-by, as Old Bailey spies, and wreaking vengeance on them.
  • That he had watched the times for a time of action, and that they had shifted and struggled until the time had gone by, and the nobility were trooping from France by every highway and byway, and their property was in course of confiscation and destruction, and their very names were blotting out, was as well known to himself as it could be to any new authority in France that might impeach him for it.

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as in: impeach the President Define
formally charge a public official with unlawful activity; or the resulting legal proceedings; or any removal resulting from such proceedings
as in: impeach her testimony Define
challenge the honesty or believability of someone
as in: impeach my courage Define
criticize someone's character
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