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depose -- as in: deposed the witness
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  • The lawyer deposed the witness.
  • In 1571, Elizabeth learned of the plot to depose her and restore Catholicism by replacing her with Mary.
  • Paul Dumas, physician, deposes that he was called to view the bodies about day-break.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • She had been deposed by the Clave, just like the rest of them; she’d given answers to all their questions.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • He got deposed and sided with the Persians to attack his own countrymen.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Both these witnesses depose that Mr. McCarthy was walking alone.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Now the Pope’s turn has come and Bonaparte doesn’t scruple to depose the head of the Catholic Church—yet all keep silent!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • For what fault am I to be deposed?
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Several witnesses deposed concerning Potter’s guilty behavior when brought to the scene of the murder.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • This is Charing Cross; hear ye! good people all,—the Greenland whale is deposed,—the great sperm whale now reigneth!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • Soon enough, when my new masters have awakened, I will depose Boreas and take the throne of the North Wind, but not just yet.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Ever since Akela had been deposed, the Pack had been without a leader, hunting and fighting at their own pleasure.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • I was a fascist when Mussolini was on top, and I am an anti-fascist now that he has been deposed.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Police Sergeant Croly deposed that when he arrived he found the deceased lying on the platform apparently dead.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • After Galbatorix killed Vrael, he flew on Ilirea with the Forsworn and deposed King Angrenost, taking his throne and titles for his own.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • She was immediately deposed, however, by Herbert, who silently led me into the parlor and shut the door.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The evil side of my nature, to which I had now transferred the stamping efficacy, was less robust and less developed than the good which I had just deposed.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • About half a dozen men came forward; and, one being selected by the magistrate, he deposed that he had been out fishing the night before with his son and brother-in-law, Daniel Nugent, when, about ten o’clock, they observed a strong northerly blast rising, and they accordingly put in for port.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • However, if those whom it more concerns think fit to be of another opinion, I am ready to depose, when I shall be lawfully called, that no European did ever visit those countries before me.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Probably it was the beach he feared, like a deposed ruler secretly visiting an old court.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I informed her that my reason was tottering on its throne, and only she, Miss Mills, could prevent its being deposed.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • CHAPTER 9 THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN All my fellows, why license is not deposed on the beautiful eyes of a beautiful lady?
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, Bene Gesserit Proctor who tested Paul’s humanity when he was fifteen, deposes that he surmounted more agony in the test than any other human of record.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • I have not deposed you.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Firkin had been deposed long before her mistress’s departure from the country.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • First, we mean to depose the dictator in this and this way.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Other eyewitnesses depose that they observed an incandescent object of enormous proportions hurtling through the atmosphere at a terrifying velocity in a trajectory directed southwest by west.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Mercedes, although deposed from the exalted position she had occupied, lost in the sphere she had now chosen, like a person passing from a room splendidly lighted into utter darkness, appeared like a queen, fallen from her palace to a hovel, and who, reduced to strict necessity, could neither become reconciled to the earthen vessels she was herself forced to place upon the table, nor to the humble pallet which had become her bed.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Eventually, a faction of Tutsis deposed the king and took control.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Concisely he narrated all that had led up to the catastrophe, omitting nothing in Claggart’s accusation and deposing as to the manner in which the prisoner had received it.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • So that Justice Fayling, Faith also fayled: Insomuch, as they deposed their God, from reigning over them.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • "Dost mind how you could jerk a trout ashore with a bramble, and not ruffle the stream, Charl?" a deposed keeper was saying.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • He is clear that every such person wants to depose him.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • "L’esquif aborde et me depose, Jetant son amarre au pilier, Devant une facade rose, Sur le marbre d’un escalier."
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • She had risen, and stood before him in a kind of clouded majesty, like some deposed princess moving tranquilly to exile.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • The magistrate simply deposed my father, thus ending the Mandela family chieftainship.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • A revolution deposed him, conducted by the District Attorney.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • …hurried down a narrow catwalk, through a maze of rail, past blinded signals and frozen switches, with nothing but the beat of her satin sandals to fill the great vaults of the underground tunnels of Taggart Transcontinental, with the hollow creaking of planks under the slower steps of men trailing her like a reluctant echo-she hurried to the lighted glass cube of Tower A, that hung in the darkness like a crown without a body, the crown of a deposed ruler above a realm of empty tracks.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • If the Party was seeking to reestablish political control over the fleet—no, to reassert what never had been lost—then the Politburo could not afford to depose the Party’s representative in high command.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Still, he didn’t have any plan for deposing her and didn’t interfere with her power over the rest of us—especially over Mama, who remained as much a slavey as before.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • As was customary, he was instructed not to speak to Robert Torrelson without an attorney present and even then only if he was being deposed and Robert Torrelson happened to be in the room.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • Twenty thousand of them had been sent to reinstate the country’s democratically elected government, and to strip away power from the military junta that had deposed it and ruled with great cruelty for three years.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Now I come to’t, my lord: She that accuses him of fornication, In self-same manner doth accuse my husband; And charges him, my lord, with such a time When I’ll depose I had him in mine arms, With all the effect of love.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • In the midst of this general hubbub, Dr Lumbey sat in the first-floor front, as before related, nursing the deposed baby, and talking to Mr Kenwigs.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The gist of the story was that Bishop was a popular folk leader who had deposed an insane dictator, a UFO nutcase who had devoted part of the meagre national budget to chasing flying saucers.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • The Bertrams were all forgotten in detailing the faults of Rebecca, against whom Susan had also much to depose, and little Betsey a great deal more, and who did seem so thoroughly without a single recommendation, that Fanny could not help modestly presuming that her mother meant to part with her when her year was up.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • But as the trial progressed, it became increasingly apparent that the impatient Republicans did not intend to give the President a fair trial on the formal issues upon which the impeachment was drawn, but intended instead to depose him from the White House on any grounds, real or imagined, for refusing to accept their policies.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Not only were her fingers of an extraordinary length and shapeliness—such as, very generally speaking, one wouldn’t have expected of a medium-stout woman’s fingers—but they featured, as it were, a somewhat imperial-looking tremor; a deposed Balkan queen or a retired favorite courtesan might have had such an elegant tremor.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Urgent fatline messages from Tau Ceti Center demanded that the ranking officer aboard the orbiting HS Denieve settle the situation on Qom-Riyadh, free all hostages, and depose the New Prophet… without resorting to the use of nuclear weapons within the planet’s atmosphere.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • …buried: just the shape, the recollection, translated on some peaceful afternoon without bell or catafalque into that cedar grove, to lie in powder-light paradox beneath the thousand pounds of marble monument which Sutpen (Colonel Sutpen now, since Sartoris had been deposed at the annual election of regimental officers the year before) brought in the regimental forage wagon from Charleston, South Carolina and set above the faint grassy depression which Judith told him was Ellen’s grave.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
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