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He was indicted by the grand jury.
  accuse formally of a crime
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indicted indictment indict indicts indicting indictee indictor
Strongly Associated with:   arraign
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  • He was indicted by the grand jury.
  • The courts will have to decide if a sitting president can be indicted.
  • Atticus had two weighty advantages: although the white girl was fourteen years of age the defendant was not indicted for statutory rape, therefore Atticus could and did prove consent.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • My indictment in federal court for criminal conspiracy had been triggered by the collapse of my ex-lover’s drugsmuggling operation.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • When the indictment was announced, there was joy and relief in the community that someone had been charged.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • We’ll take it in front of the grand jury, get an indictment, and go arrest the girl.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Aunt Carol thinks that’s the reason her heart gave out only a few months after her husband’s disappearance, when she was indicted in his place.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Now, in a single moment, I had to retract my sweeping indictment of TV: it had not failed completely, only partially.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It was John MacRae, locksman of the village of Cranesmuir, who read out the dittay, or indictment, against the persons of one Geillis Duncan and one Claire Fraser, both accused before the Church’s court of the crime of witchcraft.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • But listening to her cogently mapping out what we needed to indict, a tantalizing thought took hold of me.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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  • These would be distilled into an 84-count indictment.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • …absence of any corroborative evidence, this man was indicted on a capital charge and is now on trial for his life….
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Roark had been indicted by a grand jury, had pleaded "Not guilty" and had refused to make any other statement.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He would not answer aye or nay to his indictment; for if he denied the charge they’d hang him surely, and auction out his property.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Have I arrived at the moment when you were drawing up an indictment for a capital crime?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But whatever I said would be a self-indictment; others would have to fight for me.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • He went into exile in Nigeria, was indicted for war crimes by the UN, and was eventually captured in an SUV stashed with cash and heroin on the Nigeria-Cameroon border.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • That this is an indictment of the Church?
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Every indictor tab in Vault 10 carried the same keyword.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Nat Taggart was indicted for the murder, but the charge could never be proved.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • LIZA [piling up the indictment] What call would a woman with that strength in her have to die of influenza?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • —Beshrew me much, Emilia, I was,—unhandsome warrior as I am,— Arraigning his unkindness with my soul; But now I find I had suborn’d the witness, And he’s indicted falsely.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • In the solitary, comfortless course of his recent driftings, Perry had over and over again reviewed this indictment, and had decided it was unjust.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • "Does that mean you’re holding to the story that prompted the indictment?"
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • If the indictment is to be trusted, he has hidden it in some place known to himself alone, and it has not been possible to lay hands on it.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He was really pleased when he was indicted by a stern and frightened jury.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • This wasn’t a surprise to Diana-why would Jordan want the whole world to hear his client being indicted on ten separate counts of first-degree murder?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Cabey was, at the time, under indictment for armed robbery.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Gienelli has been indicted twenty-three times, tried fourteen times, and convicted only once, for shoplifting in 1940.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • You"re trying to indict a race of people and a political party!"
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • —Yes, says J. J., but the truth of a libel is no defence to an indictment for publishing it in the eyes of the law.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • To indict that murderer.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • The Ghost, on hearing this, set up another cry, and clanked its chain so hideously in the dead silence of the night, that the Ward would have been justified in indicting it for a nuisance.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • We’ll indict the blackguards for felony, and get ’cause shipped off to penal settlements.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • The Kentucky legislator Harry Caudill once looked in a circuit court clerk’s office in one Cumberland Plateau town and found one thousand murder indictments stretching from the end of the Civil War, in the 1860s, to the beginning of the twentieth century, and this for a region that never numbered more than fifteen thousand people and where many violent acts never even made it to the indictment stage.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • She was using my fingernails to indict my soul.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • Now instead of being a mere ail-ment, his condition becomes an indictment of parental misdeeds (a strong thematic statement in its own right) and, as we latter-day cynics can recognize, a coded reference to an entirely different pair of letters.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Read the indictment.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • But even that is all beside the point, the main question is: Who is issuing the indictment?
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • The grand jury presently indicted Luigi for murder in the first degree, and Angelo as accessory before the fact.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • If she was delivering the bitter indictment Robbie deserved to hear, it did not show on his face.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Indictment delivered to him last night.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • "Of course," said Young, surrendering a copy of his indictment.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • In opposition to Butler’s inflammatory arguments in support of this hastily drawn indictment, Johnson’s able and learned counsel replied with considerable effectiveness.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He was, of course, indicted for smoking and for the use of abuse more full-flavoured than even St Xavier’s had ever heard.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Chief Joyi’s war stories and his indictment of the British made me feel angry and cheated, as though I had already been robbed of my own birthright.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • I did not stop her, instead I had to hear the words, from her own lips, hear my own indictment of myself as well as hers.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • She remembered him reading out a long indictment of himself for being a sentimentalist, against the peace and dignity of the State of Minnesota.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • His new duties, their importance, the possibility of indicting and imprisoning anyone he chose, the publicity his speeches received, and the success he had in all these things, made his work still more attractive.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • In which court an indictment of assault, battery, and wounding, was instantly preferred against Tom; who in his excuse only pleaded the provocation, which was indeed all the matter that Master Blifil had omitted.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
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Associated words [difficulty]:   indict [2] , arraign [4] , arraign [4] , exonerate [5]
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