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  • …surrounding a brass model of an infant’s fist grasping a fragment of a skewer, and displaying the word ’Office,’ it was clear that Mr Ralph Nickleby did, or pretended to do, business of some kind; and the fact, if it required any further circumstantial evidence, was abundantly demonstrated by the diurnal attendance, between the hours of half-past nine and five, of a sallow-faced man in rusty brown, who sat upon an uncommonly hard stool in a species of butler’s pantry at the end of the…
  • …increasing as it approached its climax in no way discomposed Mrs Nickleby, but rather exalted her opinion of her own cleverness; therefore, merely stopping to remark, with much complacency, that she had fully expected him to be surprised, she entered on a vast quantity of circumstantial evidence of a particularly incoherent and perplexing kind; the upshot of which was, to establish, beyond the possibility of doubt, that Mr Frank Cheeryble had fallen desperately in love with Kate.

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  • The appeals court ruled that there was only circumstantial evidence of discrimination, so his case could not continue.
  • Pete Earley’s book Circumstantial Evidence was published a few months after Walter was freed, and it provided a detailed account of the case.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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