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  • And just to put that other matter to rest, we’ll need an affidavit, and you’ll need to swear that it was you who bought the stuff in the woodshed and hid the stuff in the woodshed, and that you did once think I was framing you, but now you love me and I love you and everything is good."
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I immediately got an affidavit from Darnell stating that Hooks’s testimony was a lie.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Landers spent the afternoon drafting an affidavit for a search warrant and running down a judge.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • It’s not like we’re testifying in court or filling out affidavits.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine

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  • The affidavit.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I think that in all justice you must— DANFORTH: Then let him submit his evidence in proper affidavit.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Investigators, gathering affidavits on war criminals, sat by as men told of abuses and atrocities that pushed the bounds of believability.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • This, said he, was true but, there being no affidavit made of my death he could not act as my executor.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • And I have a notarized affidavit from Sergeant Whitcomb in which he states that he knew the tomato was hot just from the way you tried to unload it on him.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • In addition, I have a signed affidavit, from the minor’s biological mother, Mrs. Pelzer, stating that the minor has set several fires in the basement of his former residence.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy

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  • "We require an affidavit releasing the company of responsibility," he said.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • I told her that I put the stuff in your bag because I was mad at you, and I signed an affidavit that said you had no idea what was going on.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • If I give you an affidavit signed by Josie saying she doesn’t remember anything, would you think twice about putting her on the stand?’
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I’ll juggle the books, I’ll fake the reports, I’ll get phony witnesses, I’ll forge affidavits, I’ll commit perjury-so you don’t have to worry, there won’t be any trouble!
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "I’ve got an affidavit here," the sheriff pressed on, pulling it free of his shirt pocket.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • I have lived with the darling—or the darling has lived with me, and paid me for it; which she certainly should never have done, you may take your affidavit, if I could have afforded to keep either myself or her for nothing—since she was ten years old.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Hyman compared Southam’s study to Nazi research and got affidavits from the three doctors who’d resigned—they described Southam’s research using words like illegal, immoral, and deplorable.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Menton, John Henry, solicitor, commissioner for oaths and affidavits.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • With some photostats and an affidavit in my brief case.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Besides these, there were sundry immense manuscript Books of Evidence taken on affidavit, strongly bound, and tied together in massive sets, a set to each cause, as if every cause were a history in ten or twenty volumes.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The commandant bestirred himself and dispatched an aide to the Pima reservation in Arizona to obtain an identification affidavit from Ira.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • I can probably find him in a couple of hours, and when I do, I’ll get him to sign an affidavit as to what happened.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • I have his affidavit here.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • During the days that followed letters were written, affidavits were drawn up and sworn to, conferences were held, but nothing came of it all.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • …into strips, like the tails of a cuttlefish, knocked off his hat twice, and so completely tired him out, that in vexation, anger, and rage, he took the sword by the hilt and flung it away with such force, that one of the peasants that were there, who was a notary, and who went for it, made an affidavit afterwards that he sent it nearly three-quarters of a league, which testimony will serve, and has served, to show and establish with all certainty that strength is overcome by skill.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • However, should such a trial ever take place, I reserve the right to confront my accusers, not their affidavits or depositions.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Why then should you expect me to pen this kind of affidavit, which has no object but to keep up a foolish partiality and secure a foolish bequest?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Nothing is lacking: official reports, affidavits of well-known people, of surgeons, of priests, of magistrates; the judicial proof is most complete.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • You copied some affidavits in that cause for me lately.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • I’ll need you to write an affidavit, saying that you’re Shay’s spiritual advisor and that his religious beliefs include donating his heart.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • It was not quite a new one for Rebecca—(indeed, if the truth must be told with respect to the Crisp affair, the tart-woman hinted to somebody, who took an affidavit of the fact to somebody else, that there was a great deal more than was made public regarding Mr. Crisp and Miss Sharp, and that his letter was in answer to another letter).
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • After reviewing a tremendous stack of affidavits and court records, Governor John Peter Altgeld of Illinois was con-vinced that an unfair trial and insufficient evidence had convicted the three defendants, not yet hanged, of murder in Chicago’s famous Haymarket Square bombing of 1886.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He had excerpts from journal entries from elementary school, an affidavit to the effect that Salander’s mother was incapable of taking care of her, and reports from various foster homes during her teens.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Are you going to let us do the affidavit on the crime scene?
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Monster
  • "Mr. Ferry’s affidavit won’t hold as much validity as the ship’s papers, I’m afraid," Sedgwick said.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • An effect in the nature of an affidavit was gained from this speech by Mrs Chivery’s peculiar power of construction.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • I told the officers in the station that I would return in a few hours and could be counted on to give an affidavit and look through mug shots.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Birth certificates, passports, affidavits, handwritten wills, detailed lists of people’s possessions, there were bloodstained garments in Ziploc bags.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • She told me that Shiva’s application for an exit visa to come visit me was held up by the government; he was asked to provide affidavits to show he had no debts in Ethiopia, and moreover that I had no debts for which he might be responsible.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Mr. Stoddard has enforced the rule that they have to have an affidavit with any child the mill employs that it is of legal age; and there’s nobody going to swear that Deanie’s even as much as twelve years old—nor Lissy—nor Pony—nor Milo.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • They shall be my prosecutors, and I will sum up their words in an affidavit: ’Socrates is an evil-doer, and a curious person, who searches into things under the earth and in heaven, and he makes the worse appear the better cause; and he teaches the aforesaid doctrines to others.’
    Plato  --  The Apology
  • Later, when questions arose as to the accuracy of the corporation papers, Holmes persuaded Henry Owens, the porter, to sign an affidavit swearing not only that he was secretary of the company but that he had met both Yates and Campbell and that Yates personally had handed him the stock certificates representing his share of the company.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The document containing the charges against Socrates survived until at least the second century C.E. Diogenes Laertius reports the charges as recorded in the now-lost document: This indictment and affidavit is sworn by Meletus, the son of Meletus of Pitthos, against Socrates, the son of Sophroniscus of Alopece: Socrates is guilty of refusing to recognize the gods recognized by the state, and of introducing new divinities.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • Everyone, however, received the affidavits, even people quite removed from the matter.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • What do we do if Björck signs an affidavit confirming his story?
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • CHAPTER 45 The Affidavit.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Thus Hodge; who by character and constitution preferred and, for all his seeming insensitivity, immensely enjoyed the useful, immediate, palpable: ruefully smiling to himself at the neatness of phrase in a null and void affidavit, ruefully grinning at the firm, responsible solidity of the newly wired-up round of a chair (the veritable image of his soul: good wire, no loop without its function, a small detail in relation to the whole but necessary, however distasteful to people inclined…
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • They needed a formal affidavit and there were mug books to look at.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • We had submitted an extensive clemency petition to the governor with affidavits from family members and color photographs, but I didn’t expect anything in response.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • At 9:00 A.M. Sergeant Lorenz arrived and the first order of business was to take my affidavit.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
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