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Sample Sentences Using
corpus delicti -- (Latin)
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  • The court concluded that corpus delicti was established by the presented circumstantial. evidence.
  • "Don’t you see?" said the Thenardier, pointing to the corpus delicti which lay at Cosette’s feet.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • (He extends his portfolio) We have here damning evidence, the corpus delicti, my lord, a specimen of my maturer work disfigured by the hallmark of the beast.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Today it was about whether—in the case of homicide—the corpus delicti is the knife or the dead man whose death is the actual proof of the crime.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies

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  • "But Lors ha’ massy, how did you get near such mud as that?" said Sally, making a wry face, as she stooped down and examined the corpus delicti.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • He did not want word to get out that Tereza was sleeping at his place: spending the night together was the corpus delicti of love.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The boy’s father said, This photograph was the only corpus delicti.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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