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as in:  gave her deposition

The purpose of a deposition is to discover facts and obtain evidence.
  a pretrial questioning of a witness or the resulting transcript
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deposition depositions depositional
Strongly Associated with:   depose
Standard suffix:  The suffix, "-tion" converts the verb depose to a noun.
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  • The purpose of a deposition is to discover facts and obtain evidence.
  • She lied during her deposition.
  • Andrew Judson sat at the large oak desk in his study reading depositions for an upcoming trial.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Even Nathaniel Blackwood quit stopping by except when hearings and depositions required his presence.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear

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  • Your friend, Mary Warren, has given us a deposition. In which she swears that she never saw familiar spirits, apparitions, nor any manifest of the Devil.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Depositions.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • There were a few depositions but no judgment of relief.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The shell may be broken, and even portions of it removed, and yet after a certain lapse of time the injured parts will be repaired by a deposition of shelly matter at the fractured parts.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Indeed, Jerzy Rawicz, the Polish editor of Hoss’s autobiography, himself a survivor of Auschwitz, has the wisdom to rebuke his fellow prisoners for the depositions they had made charging Hoss with beatings and torture.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I had a busy day ahead of me: two open cases and a deposition to deliver at district court.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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  • Yes, yes, the mortuary deposition.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Everyone believed the victory to have been complete, and some even spoke of Napoleon’s having been captured, of his deposition, and of the choice of a new ruler for France.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • When Judge Joseph Wapner, most famous for being the judge on The People’s Court television show, ended up refereeing the depositions, Moore figured no one would take the case seriously.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The servant instantly showed it to one of the others, who, without saying a word to any of the family, went to a magistrate; and, upon their deposition, Justine was apprehended.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • You subpoenaed documents and took depositions and pored over court records until you had put together a detailed and precise accounting of each stage in the deadly quarrel.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • In the surgeon’s deposition it was stated that the posterior third of the left parietal bone and the left half of the occipital bone had been shattered by a heavy blow from a blunt weapon.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • But I shall not wait for the sentence, which is certain; I shall return here as soon as my deposition has been taken.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • No, that’s not right either; ’I make a deposition and you take it.’
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • There were only a couple of women in the dock, who were nodding to their admiring friends, while the clerk read some depositions to a couple of policemen and a man in plain clothes who leant over the table.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Before he actually began on you he’d have had a written deposition somewhere to be opened in the event of his death, and he’d see that you knew about it, too.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • They were listening to an important deposition.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Fyfe says that he recently gave a deposition in a case in Chicago in which police officers shot and killed a young man at the end of a chase, and unlike Rodney King, he wasn’t resisting arrest.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • While some sought to write off Jordan as simply a rogue cop with an anger-management problem, months later, in the relative calm of a lawyer’s office during a deposition related to the incident, he was able to articulate the frustration he and many others felt toward people like Chime who were changing the social landscape around Atlanta and who, in his view, weren’t doing enough to adapt to local customs.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The aide interviewed Ira on December 10 in Phoenix, and found Ira’s deposition persuasive.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • M. Faure took down the daroga’s depositions and proceeded to treat him as a madman.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • "I had no idea that was in your mind," he said, and looked for support at the signed deposition, which lay before him.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • "When abnormal deposition of calcium salts takes place in necrotic tissues, it’s known as dystrophic calcification."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Washington had become during the trial the central point of the politically dissatisfied and swarmed with representatives of every state of the Union, demanding in a practically united voice the deposition of the President.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • After dinner, if they had no visitors, Ivan Ilych sometimes read a book that was being much discussed at the time, and in the evening settled down to work, that is, read official papers, compared the depositions of witnesses, and noted paragraphs of the Code applying to them.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • Forthwith, the district attorney proceeded with him to a local notary’s office where a deposition was made, after which he called his office, and learning that Roberta’s body had been brought to Bridgeburg, he drove there with as much speed as he could attain.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • 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
  • I have a friend of high condition, Who’ll also add his deposition.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • My idea of a graceful retirement does not encompass six or seven years of hearings and depositions.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Don’t play with that thing, or I’ll shove it up your deposition.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • After Grand’s deposition had been read out, Cottard was asked to state the exact motive of his act.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • 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
  • I have their deposition here in which the Court will see they state that being busy with the prisoner’s books they did not hear what was said.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • "This delayed carcass deposition," the memo emphasized, "is of concern and is cause for extraordinary actions regarding such affected carcasses."
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Robert had already explained that she would have to make some other statement later, a deposition or something, for the insurance people, but only when she was better.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • As an important military leader who had often presided at military courts, Strelnikov must have heard and read any number of confessions and depositions by condemned men.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • A weather ballon is mistaken for a flying saucer, a bear is mistaken for Bigfoot, an archaeological find is discovered to have been moved to its current location hundreds or thousands of years after its original deposition.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • On he came in hot haste, without a look right or left, passed within three feet of me, and in the innocence of his heart went on pelting upstairs into the harbour office to make his deposition, or report, or whatever you like to call it.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • …effects of this my oil, surnamed Oglio del Scoto; with the countless catalogue of those I have cured of the aforesaid, and many more diseases; the pattents and privileges of all the princes and commonwealths of Christendom; or but the depositions of those that appeared on my part, before the signiory of the Sanita and most learned College of Physicians; where I was authorised, upon notice taken of the admirable virtues of my medicaments, and mine own excellency in matter of rare…
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • I ve got a deposition in an hour… .
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • PROCTOR, reaching into his jacket: She has signed a deposition, sir—
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • DANFORTH, instantly: No, no, I accept no depositions.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Now, what deposition do you have for us, Mr. Proctor?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • GILES: John, my deposition, give him mine.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • This is Mr. Corey’s deposition.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Hathorne takes the deposition, and walks to the window with it.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
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