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  • Prosecutors expect to wrap up their cross-examination tomorrow.
  • On cross-examination, their expert witness seemed less like an expert.
  • Although the witness was called by the defense, he helped the plaintiff’s case upon cross-examination.
  • Never, never, never, on cross-examination ask a witness a question you don’t already know the answer to, was a tenet I absorbed with my baby-food.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • Jem was not one to dwell on past defeats: it seemed the only message he got from Atticus was insight into the art of cross examination.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Chestnut’s cross-examination of Myers made it clear that the wit ness was lying.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I wanted to discuss some of the more incriminating evidence with her, but more important, I needed to see how well Angel would hold up under cross-examination.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The prisoner’s counsel was cross-examining this witness with no result, except that he had never seen the prisoner on any other occasion, when the wigged gentleman who had all this time been looking at the ceiling of the court, wrote a word or two on a little piece of paper, screwed it up, and tossed it to him.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • He listened to his steward, cross-examined him, and only agreed to his suggestions when the implement to be ordered or constructed was the very newest, not yet known in Russia, and likely to excite wonder.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Mr Dedalus had ordered drisheens for breakfast and during the meal he cross-examined the waiter for local news.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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  • The King looked anxiously at the White Rabbit, who said in a low voice, ’Your Majesty must cross-examine THIS witness.’
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • At last, everybody was dressed, including Nicholas, who had come home to fetch them, and they went away in a coach sent by the brothers for the purpose: Mrs Nickleby wondering very much what they would have for dinner, and cross-examining Nicholas as to the extent of his discoveries in the morning; whether he had smelt anything cooking at all like turtle, and if not, what he had smelt; and diversifying the conversation with reminiscences of dinners to which she had gone some twenty…
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Every detail of the damaging circumstances that occurred in the graveyard upon that morning which all present remembered so well was brought out by credible witnesses, but none of them were cross-examined by Potter’s lawyer.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Tom was gradually allowed to shuffle through his lessons with less rigor, and having Philip to help him, he was able to make some show of having applied his mind in a confused and blundering way, without being cross-examined into a betrayal that his mind had been entirely neutral in the matter.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • I won’t cross-examine the witness.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • But I am not going to be cross-examined about him; and if you ask anything more I won’t answer!"
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • At its worst, it could be that most dreaded thing to a zoo director: a symptom, a herald of trouble to come, a reason to inspect the dung, to cross-examine the keeper, to summon the vet.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • You don’t cross-examine poor castaways you had the good luck to save, if not from cruel death, then at least from cruel suffering.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Why are you cross-examining me?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • "I wish you wouldn’t cross-examine me.’
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • And then he asked, with a cross-examining air, "How much money might there be in the bags, Master Marner?"
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • There was no legal council, no public hearing, no cross-examining of evidence, no appeals.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Jack, you’re cross-examining him!
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • She then cross-examined all the articles which had raised her fears on the other side, and found, on fairly sifting the matter, that there was very little in them.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • We won’t be able to cross-examine you, or bring you into a federal court, or even have you sign a deposition.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • And, like a lawyer, he cross-examined Annie about her life, forcing her to describe and analyze it in a way that made it seem as fresh to her as it did to him.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Whether it was an unkempt mustache as in Meggesto’s case, or grainy beads of sweat, it was an ugliness I focused on as each one cross-examined me.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Palmgren was brilliant during the two hours in which he cross-examined the physician, a Dr. Jesper H. Löderman, who had signed his name to the recommendation that Salander be locked away in an institution.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I stepped away from her before she could cross-examine me.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Nevertheless, I cross-examined some of the witnesses for over three hours.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Since when did she cross-examine him?
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Cross-examined by Wilson, she said the twins proclaimed their innocence; declared that they had been taking a walk, and had hurried to the house in response to a cry for help which was so loud and strong that they had heard it at a considerable distance; that they begged her and the gentlemen just mentioned to examine their hands and clothes—which was done, and no blood stains found.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • Who do you think you are to start cross-examining us?
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • …whirlwinds have ripped him away—no fame for him!
    And I live here, cut off from the world, with all my pigs.
    I never go into town unless, perhaps, wise Penelope
    calls me back, when news drops in from nowhere.
    There they crowd the messenger, cross-examine him,
    heartsick for their long-lost lord or all too glad
    to eat him out of house and home, scot-free.
    But I’ve no love for all that probing, prying,
    not since some Aetolian fooled me with his yarn.
    He’d killed a man, wandered…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • It’s like he was cross-examining my subconscious, looking for some clue he might have missed the ninety-ninth time around.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The thought of a defense attorney cross-examining her didn’t sit well with me.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • And Seton had come through the ordeal of cross-examination well.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Then followed this cross-examination.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • a classic country lawyer more happily at home with land deeds than ill deeds, opened the cross-examination.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • I told him as much as I thought proper of her illness, and he extorted from me, by cross-examination, most of the facts connected with its origin.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Their neighbours had turned to listen to the cross-examination.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • The prosecutor was in the middle of his cross-examination.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He now rejoiced in the possession of a small weapon with which he could prostrate his comrade at the first signs of a cross-examination.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Are you aware, or are you not aware, that none of these witnesses have yet been cross-examined?
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • But Fetyukovitch began his cross-examination.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Nels Gudmundsson now tottered to his feet in order to cross-examine Sterling Whitman.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Miss Bartlett, by this timely exercise of her muscles, gained more than she would have got in hours of preaching or cross examination.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • It involves a technique of cross-examination, by which truth is arrived at.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • "Was you a party in anything, ma’am?" says Mr. Guppy, transferring his cross-examination.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • She would have to appear in court, identify the prisoner, and submit to cross-examination by an Indian lawyer.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
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