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She was arraigned and released without bail.
  call before a court to answer an indictment

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accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy
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Strongly Associated with:   indict
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  • She was arraigned and released without bail.
  • Judge Cormier was already in her robe, ready to start the arraignment.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • "When’s the arraignment?"
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • One-stop shopping, arrest to arraignment.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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  • Thus she escaped not only punishment, but even the pain of being arraigned before a court for her horrid crime.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • The sailor of that day would go near to be arraigned as a pirate in our own.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The last time Cole had seen him, the judge had been wearing a black robe at the arraignment hearing in juvenile court when Cole first pleaded guilty.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • She showed up early at Richie’s arraignment the next day and took a seat right behind the defense table.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • "Charles Evremonde, called Darnay," was at length arraigned.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • You’re not going to be able to go back to New York, at least until you’re arraigned next week.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song

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  • Soon after the original arraignment of Smith and Hickock, their advocates appeared before Judge Tate to argue a motion urging comprehensive psychiatric examinations for the accused.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • He saw, at once, that this wily savage had some secret agency in their present arraignment before the nation, and determined to throw every possible impediment in the way of the execution of his sinister plans.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • It shall be done; I will arraign them straight.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • These reflections would sometimes lead me so far, as to invade the sovereignty of Providence, and, as it were, arraign the justice of such an arbitrary disposition of things, that should obscure that light from some, and reveal it to others, and yet expect a like duty from all.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • He was arraigned for treason against the nation, and sent to the guillotine, whilst his family, his wife and his sons, shared in this awful fate.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • "Peace," said Don Quixote; "where hast thou ever seen or heard that a knight-errant has been arraigned before a court of justice, however many homicides he may have committed?"
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • When he was arraigned that same morning, the district leader had already seen the clerk of the court and explained that Jurgis Rudkus was a decent fellow, who had been indiscreet; and so Jurgis was fined ten dollars and the fine was "suspended"—which meant that he did not have to pay for it, and never would have to pay it, unless somebody chose to bring it up against him in the future.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • CHORUS But here is one to arraign him.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • ’tis not for me to say thou errest, nor Would I arraign thy wisdom, if I could; And yet wise thoughts may come to other men And, as thy son, it falls to me to mark The acts, the words, the comments of the crowd.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • —instead of challenging her own irregularity I found myself arraigned and explaining.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • No, no, surely; they assail the suitors, who have been arraigned by Telemakhos in the assembly, and if this were not the case there would be no point in their having "come down on the heads of all," for an eagle fight would have been as well or better conducted high in the air.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He tried to drink, and revel, and swear away the memory; but often, in the deep night, whose solemn stillness arraigns the bad soul in forced communion with herself, he had seen that pale mother rising by his bedside, and felt the soft twining of that hair around his fingers, till the cold sweat would roll down his face, and he would spring from his bed in horror.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Monday, Minerva and I got arraigned.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • The hard-headed Dundee owner was a staunch admirer of Thomas Paine whose book in rejoinder to Burke’s arraignment of the French Revolution had then been published for some time and had gone everywhere.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • They arraigned him before a justice, but by that time your grandfather and Mr Coldfield had got there.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • I’ll teach you how you shall arraign your conscience, And try your penitence, if it be sound Or hollowly put on.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • Another was a man who had been accused of stealing a horse; he said the proof had failed, and he had imagined that he was safe from the halter; but no—he was hardly free before he was arraigned for killing a deer in the King’s park; this was proved against him, and now he was on his way to the gallows.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Prepare you, lords; Summon a session, that we may arraign Our most disloyal lady; for, as she hath Been publicly accus’d, so shall she have A just and open trial.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • And then the offender arrested and ordered arraigned on the following morning.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Zeitoun learned that most of those brought to Camp Greyhound had been arraigned in a more or less standard fashion.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • More words were exchanged, hot words and dark, and the whole thing ended with the arraignment of the three black men, and an appointment to appear in civil court Thursday next.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • The sins of the family have long since been arraigned at the judgment seat of God, or are registered for the terrible settlement of the last great day.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • death; and we have done but greenly In hugger-mugger to inter him: poor Ophelia Divided from herself and her fair judgment, Without the which we are pictures or mere beasts: Last, and as much containing as all these, Her brother is in secret come from France; Feeds on his wonder, keeps himself in clouds, And wants not buzzers to infect his ear With pestilent speeches of his father’s death; Wherein necessity, of matter beggar’d, Will nothing stick our person to arraign In ear and ear.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Well, there was no remedy; the prosecution went on, and on the Thursday I was carried down to the sessions-house, where I was arraigned, as they called it, and the next day I was appointed to be tried.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • In the same manner we are not to arraign the squire of any want of love for his daughter; for in reality he had a great deal; we are only to consider that he was a squire and a sportsman, and then we may apply the fable to him, and the judicious reflections likewise.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Was he arraigning her, or sympathizing with her?
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • SIEBEL Just treat, and let the landlord me arraign!
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • The prisoner was duly arraigned, and his plea again demanded.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • It was a staggering arraignment to confront the hide-hunters.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • Had he arraigned her in judgment? A flush, seemingly hot and cold, passed over her.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • He would be arraigned in Penal Court IVA, tomorrow afternoon.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • Law demands arraignment within forty-eight hours.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • We hadn’t gotten together since Maureen’s arraignment.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Under the force of this triple arraignment the outlaw leader dropped to his seat, staggered and silenced.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • No indictment, no arraignment.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Even the editions of Webster printed after his death, though they gave way on many points, were violently arraigned.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • We arraign society, if it do not give us besides earth, and fire, and water, opportunity, love, reverence, and objects of veneration.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Strangely, however, he did not bow to them, as had been his humble act in the past, when his calumniators had arraigned and flayed him.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • Something, she knew not what, took arms against her intellectual arraignment of the cowboy’s method of getting himself a wife.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • In the United States, as well as in Europe, one branch of the legislature is authorized to impeach and another to judge: the House of Representatives arraigns the offender, and the Senate awards his sentence.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
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Associated words [difficulty]:   arraign [4] , indict [2] , indict [2] , exonerate [5]
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