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  • Even if the court was unwilling to rule that Walter was innocent and should be released, the withholding of exculpatory evidence was extreme enough that the court would have a hard time avoiding the case law requiring a new trial.†   (source)
  • The attorney general's motion asked the court to stay the litigation and not issue a ruling because they "may have uncovered exculpatory evidence favorable to Mr. McMillian that could entitle him to a new trial," but they needed more time to complete their investigation.†   (source)
  • The quickest way to provoke that state was to permit no contact, no discussion, no exculpating explanations aimed at enlisting the subject to get the offender off the hook.†   (source)
  • But it was the truth as he knew the truth, infinitely more exculpatory after his death than before it.†   (source)
  • Leven will give me that exculpatory information, if and when it ever arrives, but I'm willing at this point to take my chances.†   (source)
  • Tess's voice throughout had hardly risen higher than its opening tone; there had been no exculpatory phrase of any kind, and she had not wept.†   (source)
  • He paused there, confident because of what the district attorney had just told him, as well as Clyde's peculiarly nervous and recessive manner, that he would not have very much that was exculpatory to reveal.†   (source)
  • A thousand times rather would I have confessed myself guilty of the crime ascribed to Justine, but I was absent when it was committed, and such a declaration would have been considered as the ravings of a madman and would not have exculpated her who suffered through me.†   (source)
  • …which he had never lost because after it finally told him what to do that night he forgot about it and didn't know that he still had it) and told Grandfather—told him, mind; not excusing, asking for no pity; not explaining, asking for no exculpation: just told Grandfather how he had put his first wife aside like eleventh and twelfth century kings did: 'I found that she was not and could never be, through no fault of her own, adjunctive or incremental to the design which I had in…†   (source)
  • And how was he to exculpate her entirely?†   (source)
  • He took Withers, the trader, into his confidence, and they planned a story, which Withers was to carry to Stonebridge, that would exculpate Fay and Shefford of anything more serious than flight.†   (source)
  • And although within a few moments after he had obtained it, he appeared and explained that at last he had secured the name of some one who might help her, still there was yet the serious business of heartening her for the task of seeing the doctor alone, also for the story that was to exculpate him and at the same time win for her sufficient sympathy to cause the doctor to make the charge for his service merely nominal.†   (source)
  • He would have to make the best of this terrible situation—make the best of this plan that had ended so strangely and somewhat exculpatorily for him.†   (source)
  • I would allow myself to suffer under the greatest imputations which evil-minded men might suggest, rather than exculpate myself, and thereby run the hazard of closing the slightest avenue by which a brother slave might clear himself of the chains and fetters of slavery.†   (source)
  • Gurth, knowing his master's irritable temper, attempted no exculpation; but the Jester, who could presume upon Cedric's tolerance, by virtue of his privileges as a fool, replied for them both; "In troth, uncle Cedric, you are neither wise nor reasonable to-night."†   (source)
  • Two months passed away in hopeless expectation on my part, while I must do the magistrate the justice to say that he used every means to obtain information of the person I declared could exculpate me if he would.†   (source)
  • He did not, however, endeavour to exculpate himself; but took a method which almost equally confounded me.†   (source)
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