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indict

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Definition accuse formally of a crime
  • He was indicted by the grand jury.
  • The courts will have to decide if a sitting president can be indicted.
  • Ofrah said they would be leading protests around the city if the grand jury didn't indict.
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
  • indict = charge with a crime
  • ...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
  • indicted = formally accused
  • If you're just tuning in, the grand jury has decided not to indict Officer Brian Cruise Jr. in the death of Khalil Harris.
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
  • indict = charge with a crime
  • But if they decide not to indict, y'all gotta tell these li'l dudes not to burn this neighborhood down.
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
  • indict = charge with a crime
  • One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
    William Feather
  • And he's indicted falsely.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello
  • The grand jury presently indicted Luigi for murder in the first degree, and Angelo as accessory before the fact.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'n'head Wilson
  • ...one never tires of enumerating and indicting all that is evil...
    Friedrich Nietzsche  --  Dawn
  • indict the author of affectation
    Shakespeare, William  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • We'll indict the blackguards for felony, and get 'em shipped off to penal settlements.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Hard Times
  • Now that the Court has determined to condemn me, God knoweth how, I will discharge my mind .... concerning my indictment and the King's title.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Indianapolis indicted Holmes for the murder of Howard Pitezel, Toronto for the murders of Alice and Nellie.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Officers can be indicted and punished.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • I don't like the way they follow me with their eyes, indicting me, as if being close to Pilar or Tía will somehow contaminate me.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • 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
  • It contained no indictment of slavery, but simply based emancipation on "military necessity."
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • Can you come into court with clean hands, if you're going to indict the Holy One?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Suddenly, as she raged, something in her—this dauntless new personality—took arms against indictment of Gene Stewart.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars

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