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  • He is accused of assault and battery.
  • And the officer wants to arrest him for assault and battery because the man hugs him!
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Then he stood before the sergeant’s desk and gave his name and address, and saw a charge of assault and battery entered against him.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • She was charged with assault and battery.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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  • The town decided something had to be done; Mr. Conner said he knew who each and every one of them was, and he was bound and determined they wouldn’t get away with it, so the boys came before the probate judge on charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, assault and battery, and using abusive and profane language in the presence and hearing of a female.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • I’ve a good mind to take youup too,for assault and battery.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Gob, if he got that lottery ticket on the side of his poll he’d remember the gold cup, he would so, but begob the citizen would have been lagged for assault and battery and Joe for aiding and abetting.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He brings actions for assault and battery; I defend them and continue to assault and batter.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • My poor dear mother, I suppose, had some momentary intention of committing an assault and battery upon my aunt, who could easily have settled her with one hand, even if my mother had been in far better training for such an encounter than she was that evening.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Why, Tom had him up before Judge Robinson for assault and battery.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson

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  • His juvenile records are sealed, so we can’t say what else he may have done in his teens, but in college, he was suspected in the assault and battery of his former roommate.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • He had started his career at the age of sixteen when he was put on probation and in institutional care for assault and battery and theft.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • …worthy, he has reason to believe, has actually consulted authorities learned in the law, as to his having good grounds on which to rest an action for libel; another, has meditated a journey to London, for the express purpose of committing an assault and battery on his traducer; a third, perfectly remembers being waited on, last January twelve-month, by two gentlemen, one of whom held him in conversation while the other took his likeness; and, although Mr. Squeers has but one eye, and…
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • He handled every kind of case—land transfers, trespass, admiralty, marine insurance, murder, adultery, rape, bastardy, buggery, assault and battery, tarring and feathering.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Various members of the family had been convicted of everything from assault and battery to arson, attempted murder, and murder itself, and the rocky, wooded homestead that housed the extended family was like a country with its own rules.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • This was indeed a more serious charge than an ordinary assault and battery, and a corresponding degree of interest was manifested by the spectators in its result.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • (midnight had slipped by long before we parted)—the marble-faced police magistrate, after distributing fines and terms of imprisonment in the assault-and-battery case, would take up the awful weapon and smite his bowed neck.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Followed by a history of street brawls and barroom fights and a series of arrests for Drunkenness, Assault and Battery, Disturbing the Peace, repeated gambling, and one arrest-for Rape.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Assault and battery is always the same, no matter who does the assaulting and battering.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • The only time Palmgren had been really upset was when she had been charged with assault and battery after that scumbag had groped her in Gamla Stan.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • ’The next case was that of assault and battery committed upon a money-lender, I believe; and the defendant—a venerable villager with a straight white beard—sat on a mat just outside the door with his sons, daughters, sons-in-law, their wives, and, I should think, half the population of his village besides, squatting or standing around him.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • It was the usual charge for an assault and battery on the person of Hiram Doolittle, and was couched in the ancient language of such instruments, especial care having been taken by the scribe not to omit the name of a single offensive weapon known to the law.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
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