"It was certainly a hasty speech, my dear," said Mrs. Garth, with whom speaking evil of dignities was a high misdemeanor.
The statement was passed on until it had quite lost the stamp of an inference, and was taken as information coming straight from Garth, so that even a diligent historian might have concluded Caleb to be the chief publisher of Bulstrode’s misdemeanors.
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The witnesses saw the assault, and the victim had some marks on her consistent with what they saw. This is a fairly clear-cut case of misdemeanor assault.
...we have already made some other arrests on steroid charges. Even though these (new) cases are misdemeanors, we consider them serious and we want our investigation to be thorough.