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barrister

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Definition a lawyer who can speak in the higher courts of law in Britain, Australia, Canada and some other countries
  • She was a barrister prior to entering politics.
  • Men are to be met with who have successively been barristers, farmers, merchants, ministers of the gospel, and physicians.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • William Prynne, a learned barrister, was sentenced (long after Edward VI.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • —No going to law with nations; cannon are the barristers of Crowns; and the sword, not of justice, but of war, decides the suit.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • And I am afraid I have not the necessary push—I believe that is the name barristers give to their vulgarity—for success in pleading.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • At the head of the stairs was a door on which was painted REGINALD GRUMBLOCH, BARRISTER.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • I intend to go to town and eat my dinners as a barrister, since, they say, that is the preparation for all public business.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • When a young barrister said to the late Mr. Mason, "I keep my chamber to read law," -"
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Society and Solitude
  • We spoke of the fact that in our newly opened Law Courts one could already lay one's finger upon so many talented and remarkable young barristers.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Your brother-in-law is a barrister? a doctor?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I intend to enjoy it, not be married off to the first poxy old barrister with money.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • He's got a very good reputation as a defence barrister and for working with the poor.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • Fielding agreed; he and the pleasant sensitive barrister got on well.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Muhammad Ali Jinnah had lived in London as a young man and trained as a barrister.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The Russian people have long called a barrister 'a conscience for hire.'
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Perhaps a little angry with himself, as well as with the barrister, Mr. Lorry bustled into the chair, and was carried off to Tellson's.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Beware barristers bringing baubles!
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • And in the spring of 1958, when both girls were finishing their junior year, Pookie got engaged to Walter Barrister III, commonly known as Trey.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Elizabeth Barrister was sleek and chic in her dark suit, her waving mahogany hair glossy, her posture rigid.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • He's sitting opposite, a newcomer, an interloper—a retired barrister with a square jaw, pitted nose, and great floppy ears.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants

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