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impeach
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • In the several debates upon this impeachment, it must be confessed that his majesty gave many marks of his great lenity; often urging the services you had done him, and endeavouring to extenuate your crimes.
  • This lord, in conjunction with Flimnap the high-treasurer, whose enmity against you is notorious on account of his lady, Limtoc the general, Lalcon the chamberlain, and Balmuff the grand justiciary, have prepared articles of impeachment against you, for treason and other capital crimes.

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  • Articles of Impeachment against QUINBUS FLESTRIN, (the ManMountain.
  • "In three days your friend the secretary will be directed to come to your house, and read before you the articles of impeachment; and then to signify the great lenity and favour of his majesty and council, whereby you are only condemned to the loss of your eyes, which his majesty does not question you will gratefully and humbly submit to; and twenty of his majesty’s surgeons will attend, in order to see the operation well performed, by discharging very sharp-pointed arrows into the…

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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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