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She alleged that she was the victim of a crime.
  claim (asserted without proof)
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In law, this is something that is said and is in need of proof or disproof.
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  • She alleged that she was the victim of a crime.
  • He alleges that there is no real deficit reduction in the Deficit Reduction Bill.
  • Corrections Corporation of America has denied allegations that the children in its custody were not adequately fed;
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • It was alleged that he had been running a private traffic of his own in the prisoners’ gold teeth.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night

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  • You need to be careful when you’re making those kinds of serious allegations.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts ... allege that ... the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head,
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • the Board would like to go through your testimony concerning your alleged meeting with Carrie White in The Cavalier parking lot
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • when he had been arrested and tortured for his alleged complicity in the Boscoli conspiracy.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • For reasons previously suggested it would not perhaps be easy at the present day directly to prove or disprove the allegation.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • It was impossible but he should conceive some suspicion of two men lying all day concealed in a thicket and having no business to allege.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped

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  • He’s filed half a dozen lawsuits alleging that we were at fault somehow.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • Look, there was one alleged eyewitness to this killing.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • He pleaded still not guilty and alleged many sharp reasons...
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • It concerned your failure—your alleged failure—last night.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Full of alleged Truth Drug.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • This dispatch so alleged.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Was the article under which you are charged published to you before the time of the alleged offense of which you stand accused?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • They’re doing a thorough search for the alleged bomb.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Hospital number 6 denies the allegations.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • The diary alleges abuse and your fears that Nick didn’t want the baby, that he might want to kill you.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Burke was right beside him, clearly trying to buddy up to the alleged leader of the pack.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • A female prisoner who alleges sexual misconduct on the part of a guard is invariably locked in the SHU in "protective custody," losing her housing assignment, program activities (if there are any), work assignment, and a host of other prison privileges, not to mention the comfort of her routine and friends.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Ralph Myers’s story of the crime was pretty far-fetched; his knack for dramatic embellishment made even the most basic allegations unnecessarily complicated.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • —pected that a man by the name of Logan Tanner, a Lunar doctor who worked under the reign of Queen Channary, first brought Princess Selene to Earth approximately four months after her alleged death.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • They were called Scud or Trig, and flexed bits of body at one another, displaying injuries or alleged muscle growth.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Firstly that you were the familiar friend and companion of the Widow Hannah Tupper of Blackbird Pond, an alleged witch who has within the past week disappeared in a suspicious manner.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Those accused ranged from an anarchist group called the Societe Internationale to a disgruntled fire extinguisher salesman who, it was alleged, was upset at sluggish sales and decided to demonstrate for Chicago why his product was vital.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • We can use the principal’s office for a few minutes so that you can brief me about whatever allegations have been made.
    Rebecca Stead  --  When You Reach Me
  • In the film, the alleged witches swear their innocence before a noncompassionate judge.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The plot is cute and complex, having largely to do with an alleged conspiracy on the part of Brandon Strathaway—Willard’s tycoon father—to dispose of old Ezra, whose hideously mutilated corpse is indeed found one morning in the entrails of a mechanical cranberry picker.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Withholding my alleged paycheck for some imaginary infraction.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • There had been a few alleged sightings of Nicholas Jenks in Tiburon down by the marina, and south of Market, huddled around a gathering of homeless men.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Luma was doubly offended by what the allegation said about her intelligence.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • If the allegation was true, it would explain Sasaki’s mysterious trips to Torrance.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Worst of all, he said, not only had she made no attempt to deny these allegations, she wrote poems about them.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Instead of being austerely enclosed, this alleged temple is wide open, like a western saloon.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Since my opinion of the Capitol and its noble president are already so low, I can’t say Finnick’s allegations shock me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • We allege criminal misconduct; we shout about antitrust; we sue for ancient and dubious liabilities.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • This last maxim my father seemed to consider a settler in most alleged cases of cruelty.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • And no amount of poison about our alleged brutality, disregard of the Geneva Convention, and abuse of the human rights of terrorists is going to change what most people think.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • A fraud and murder investigation into the alleged suicide of a prominent local banker.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Mr. DOUGLASS has frankly disclosed the place of his birth, the names of those who claimed ownership in his body and soul, and the names also of those who committed the crimes which he has alleged against them.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • A Ministry official emerged some time after the appearance of the Dark Mark alleging that nobody had been hurt, but refusing to give any more information.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Specious allegations get us nowhere.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Clerval, whose eyes and feelings were always quick in discerning the sensations of others, declined the subject, alleging, in excuse, his total ignorance; and the conversation took a more general turn.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • And what alleged process of thought led to that brilliant pronouncement?
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • He spoke upon all subjects except the sciences, alleging in this respect the inveterate hatred he had borne to scholars from his childhood.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • We squandered our first nickels on the House of Horrors, which scared us not at all; we entered the black seventh-grade room and were led around by the temporary ghoul in residence and were made to touch several objects alleged to be component parts of a human being.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • She departed at the end of six or eight months, alleging as a reason, that there was no shade in the garden.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Franz and Albert made some difficulty, alleging their fear of depriving him of it; but the count replied that, as he was going to the Palli Theatre, the box at the Argentina Theatre would be lost if they did not profit by it.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
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