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  • But one can transport this court to India, as did the British, with no real success on the matter of perjury because the Indian mythos is different and this sacredness of words is not felt in the same way.†   (source)
  • "In that case it is my duty to tell you that you risk being charged with perjury and possibly other counts in addition," Judge Iversen said.†   (source)
  • I'll juggle the books, I'll fake the reports, I'll get phony witnesses, I'll forge affidavits, I'll commit perjury-so you don't have to worry, there won't be any trouble!†   (source)
  • You may answer yes, or no, or stand mute — but you are responsible for your answer under Article 9167 which relates to perjury.†   (source)
  • And as this request is made, perhaps we should apprise them of the penalties in this country for perjury.†   (source)
  • It was my first reality check when it came to cops committing perjury.†   (source)
  • Self-perjury.†   (source)
  • Clarence is come, false, fleeting, perjured Clarence, That stabbed me in the field by Tewksbury.†   (source)
  • MORE Because evidence is given on oath, and he will not perjure himself.†   (source)
  • before he died he declared to a friend: I shall ever thank God that in that troubled hour of trial, when many privately confessed that they had sacrificed their judgment and their conscience at the behests of party newspapers and party hate, I had the courage to be true to my oath and my conscience...Perhaps I did wrong not to commit perjury by order of a party; but I cannot see it that way...I became a judge acting on my own responsibility and accountable only to my own conscience and my Maker; and no power could force me to decide on such a case contrary to my convictions, whether that party was composed of my friends or my enemies.†   (source)
  • It was daring, novel, exciting; a sudden display of ultra violet windows through clothes and flesh into the soul...But Maria's guests had bastardy in their souls...perjury...adultery—the Devil.†   (source)
  • It's my opinion that he committed black perjury in the Landor case.   (source)
    perjury = the criminal offense of making false statements under oath
  • But don't worry I may drop the perjury charges against Houston.   (source)
    perjury = making false statements
  • They just came and arrested me and told me I had been indicted for perjury.   (source)
  • They told me I was being charged with perjury.   (source)
  • Well, you've indicted someone for perjury for contradicting the state's case.   (source)
  • It was unheard of to indict someone for perjury without any investigation or compelling evidence to establish that a false statement had been made.   (source)
  • In 1960, The New York Times printed an advertisement titled "Heed Their Rising Voices" that attempted to raise money to defend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. against perjury charges in Alabama.   (source)
  • "Alabama case law is clear that a perjury charge can't be filed in the absence of clear and convincing evidence that a false statement has been made," I went on.   (source)
  • On my way to his office, I decided to give him a chance to explain what was going on, instead of angrily complaining about the insanity of indicting someone for perjury because he had contradicted a State's witness.   (source)
  • Clearly, Ralph Meyers has either perjured himself at trial or has perjured himself in front of this Court.   (source)
    perjured = made himself guilty of making false statements
  • A review of the other factors set out above does not provide conclusive evidence that the witness, Ralph Meyers, perjured himself at the original trial.   (source)
  • This cause having been remanded to the Court for a determination of whether there is evidence to support the theory that Ralph Meyers perjured himself at the original trial and this court having determined that there is insufficient evidence to support that theory, it is therefore ORDERED, ADJUDGED and DECREED that the trial testimony of Ralph Myers is not found to have been perjured testimony.   (source)
    perjured = made himself guilty by making false statements
  • Just between ourselves, Blore, and taking into account that we'll probably both be a couple of stiffs before another day is out, you did indulge in that spot of perjury, I suppose?   (source)
    perjury = making false statements
  • The worst-case scenario is that she commits perjury on the stand and gets charged with it.†   (source)
  • If she lies and I don't tank her, then I'm suborning perjury and I could wind up in jail.†   (source)
  • If he gets up on the stand and lies, they'll charge him with perjury   (source)
  • (He goes) CRANMER (Hastily) That's not to tempt you into perjury, my man†   (source)
  • The Georgia Supreme Court will reverse my conviction, and when I get out I will see that Spencer Lawton is charged with prosecutorial misconduct, suborning perjury, and denying me my civil rights.†   (source)
  • Perjury?†   (source)
  • If you refuse to appear, then like any other adult you may be charged with obstruction of justice or perjury.†   (source)
  • The judge was so outraged that Landers had committed perjury in his courtroom that he dismissed the case and wrote a letter to Landers's supervisor at the TBI, but nothing happened.†   (source)
  • She was afraid of getting charged with perjury, so she admitted the affair with Landers, admitted she'd asked him to arrest her ex, but swore she never dreamed he'd do it.†   (source)
  • (fill look to MORE, but he looks to RICH) MORE In good faith, Rich, I am sorrier for your perjury than my peril†   (source)
  • From "D. R. Anthony and others," he received a wire informing him that "Kansas repudiates you as she does all perjurers and skunks."†   (source)
  • A bad crowd-not one of them would stick at perjury.†   (source)
  • Do you realize what the penalty for perjury is?†   (source)
  • I would lie and perjure and swear, I would blaspheme and pray.†   (source)
  • Eugene never forgot: even when he had reached manhood the deception of "Little Jimmy" returned to him, without rancor, without ugliness, only with pain for all the blind waste, the stupid perjury, the thoughtless dishonor, the crippling dull deceit.†   (source)
  • Yes—yes—and he stood there and said, 'Miss Littlepaugh, you have sworn that you did not receive that letter, you have sworn to a lie, and that is perjury and the penalty for perjury is severe, and if that letter becomes known you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.'†   (source)
  • Swann knew that Odette would never perjure herself on that.†   (source)
  • He thrilled at the thought of Jennie perjuring herself to save that abandoned woman.†   (source)
  • What a hellish thing to make that pure girl a liar—a perjurer!†   (source)
  • Thief, liar, forger, adulterer, perjurer, glutton, drunkard?†   (source)
  • Suppose I were to sentence you to jail for perjury?†   (source)
  • Have you any idea of the consequences of perjury?†   (source)
  • No, not perjured: but was it not awful to call upon the good God to witness so sinful a compact?†   (source)
  • REV. S. The perjury at the Winchester assizes is deplorable.†   (source)
  • Also the chimney on fire, the parish engine, and perjury on the part of the Beadle.†   (source)
  • I do not know whether I love you or love you not; but what I know is that I will not be perjured.†   (source)
  • —Your ally—your brother in arms, ye perjured and faithless knights!†   (source)
  • The only perjury is Snawley's, and I fancy he is pretty well used to it.†   (source)
  • Then when you lie, and swear to it, you are just the same as any other person who is not a mental and moral coward, and deserving of all the contempt and punishment due a person who is a perjurer and a false witness.†   (source)
  • You'd perjure yourself!†   (source)
  • Yes, I suppose it would be perjury.†   (source)
  • Judge Scott did not know all things, and he did not know that he was party to a police conspiracy, that the evidence was hatched and perjured, that Jim Hall was guiltless of the crime charged.†   (source)
  • Fancy the secret meetings between the perjuring husband and wife, the denials of having seen each other, the clambering in at bedroom windows, and the hiding in closets!†   (source)
  • And first, I'll give you a bit of hope; Silver, if we both get alive out of this wolf-trap, I'll do my best to save you, short of perjury.†   (source)
  • "It is awful if you think we have found ourselves not strong enough for it, and knowing this, are proposing to perjure ourselves," she said.†   (source)
  • I just mean: I've known and you've known many and many a case of perjury, just to annex some rotten little piece of real estate, and here where it's a case of saving Paul from going to prison, I'd perjure myself black in the face.†   (source)
  • For to establish insanity or "brain storm" would require previous evidence or testimony to the effect that Clyde was of none too sound mind, erratic his whole life long, and with certain specific instances tending to demonstrate how really peculiar he was—relatives (among them the Griffiths of Lycurgus themselves, perhaps), coming on to swear to it—a line of evidence, which, requiring as it would, outright lying and perjury on the part of many as well as reflecting on the Griffiths' blood and brain, was sufficient to alienate both Samuel and Gilbert to the extent that they would have none of it.†   (source)
  • Perjury!†   (source)
  • Do you understand what perjury is?†   (source)
  • I just mean: I've known and you've known many and many a case of perjury, just to annex some rotten little piece of real estate, and here where it's a case of saving Paul from going to prison, I'd perjure myself black in the face.†   (source)
  • And perjure yourself?†   (source)
  • To stay here is to die; and if I go there, the end will be the same—a poisoned cup, a bravo's blow, or a judge's sentence obtained by perjury.†   (source)
  • Maryann—Oh you perjured woman!†   (source)
  • Oh, merciful heavens, was I not accessory to his death by my supine insensibility, by my contempt for him, not remembering, or not willing to remember, that it was for my sake he had become a traitor and a perjurer?†   (source)
  • "Iss!" said Demi the perjured, blissfully sucking his sugar, and regarding his first attempt as eminently successful.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Snagsby is at first prevented, by tears and lamentations, from stating the nature of her game, but by degrees it confusedly comes to light that she is a woman overwhelmed with injuries and wrongs, whom Mr. Snagsby has habitually deceived, abandoned, and sought to keep in darkness, and whose chief comfort, under her afflictions, has been the sympathy of the late Mr. Tulkinghorn, who showed so much commiseration for her on one occasion of his calling in Cook's Court in the absence of her perjured husband that she has of late habitually carried to him all her woes.†   (source)
  • I doubted not — never doubted — that if Mr. Reed had been alive he would have treated me kindly; and now, as I sat looking at the white bed and overshadowed walls — occasionally also turning a fascinated eye towards the dimly gleaning mirror — I began to recall what I had heard of dead men, troubled in their graves by the violation of their last wishes, revisiting the earth to punish the perjured and avenge the oppressed; and I thought Mr. Reed's spirit, harassed by the wrongs of his sister's child, might quit its abode — whether in the church vault or in the unknown world of the departed — and rise before me in this chamber.†   (source)
  • At sight of their perjured relative, Mrs Kenwigs turned faint and pale, and Mr Kenwigs rose majestically.†   (source)
  • And don't you know that a woman who loves at all thinks nothing of perjury when it is balanced against her love?†   (source)
  • "Perjure not thyself," said the Norman, interrupting him, "and let not thine obstinacy seal thy doom, until thou hast seen and well considered the fate that awaits thee.†   (source)
  • I — a —I'll know nobody — and — a — say nothing — and — a — live nowhere — until I have crushed — to — a — undiscoverable atoms — the — transcendent and immortal hypocrite and perjurer — HEEP!'†   (source)
  • "Yes," resumed his young and timid wife, instantly withdrawing the stolen look she had hazarded, and hurriedly pursuing the train of the discourse, as if glad to make him forget the liberty she had just taken, "I have been told, there are men so base as to perjure themselves at the altar, in order to command the gold of ignorant and confiding girls; and if love of money will lead to such baseness, we may surely expect it will hurry those, who devote themselves to gain, into acts of lesser fraud."†   (source)
  • If one word that I swear is false, may the gods plague me for a perjured liar!†   (source)
  • That the assessors were honest and discreet men under an oath to assess fairly and equitably, and that any advantage each of them might expect in lessening his own tax by augmenting that of the proprietaries was too trifling to induce them to perjure themselves.†   (source)
  • For his duty is, not to make a present of justice, but to give judgment; and he has sworn that he will judge according to the laws, and not according to his own good pleasure; and we ought not to encourage you, nor should you allow yourselves to be encouraged, in this habit of perjury—there can be no piety in that.†   (source)
  • He knew that there were some perjuries which, being so superstitious, she would not commit, and besides, the fear, which had hitherto restrained his curiosity, of making Odette angry if he questioned her, of making himself odious, had ceased to exist now that he had lost all hope of ever being loved by her.†   (source)
  • Thy dear love sworn, but hollow perjury,   (source)
    perjury = lie (something that is not true)
  • Dost thou love me? I know thou wilt say "ay,"
    And I will take thy word. Yet, if thou swear'st,
    Thou mayst prove false. At lovers' perjuries,
    They say Jove laughs.   (source)
    perjuries = lies
  • You are attaint with faults and perjury;   (source)
    perjury = making false statements
  • Shall I lay perjury upon my soul?   (source)
    perjury = the criminal offense of telling lies after formally promising to tell the truth
  • provokes me to this threefold perjury:   (source)
    perjury = lie (or make false statement under oath)
  • The woman caught him by the wrists before he could fall as he came stumbling toward her in need and pulled him along down on top of her as she flopped over backward onto the bed and enveloped him hospitably in her flaccid and consoling embrace, her dust mop aloft in her hand like a banner as her broad, brutish congenial face gazed up at him fondly with a smile of unperjured friendship.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unperjured means not and reverses the meaning of perjured. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • As less reprehensible than theft, highway robbery, cruelty to children and animals, obtaining money under false pretences, forgery, embezzlement, misappropriation of public money, betrayal of public trust, malingering, mayhem, corruption of minors, criminal libel, blackmail, contempt of court, arson, treason, felony, mutiny on the high seas, trespass, burglary, jailbreaking, practice of unnatural vice, desertion from armed forces in the field, perjury, poaching, usury, intelligence with the king's enemies, impersonation, criminal assault, manslaughter, wilful and premeditated murder.†   (source)
  • Sweet soul, take heed, Take heed of perjury; thou'rt on thy death-bed.†   (source)
  • And can you be such a perjury man after all?†   (source)
  • Why, this is flat perjury, to call a prince's brother villain.†   (source)
  • Thus pour the stars down plagues for perjury.†   (source)
  • Now, to our perjury to add more terror, We are again forsworn, in will and error.†   (source)
  • Why, he comes in like a perjure, wearing papers.†   (source)
  • Promise, And in our name, what she requires; add more, From thine invention, offers: women are not In their best fortunes strong; but want will perjure The ne'er-touch'd vestal: try thy cunning, Thyreus; Make thine own edict for thy pains, which we Will answer as a law.†   (source)
  • I called my waiting-maid to me, that there might be a witness on earth besides those in Heaven, and again Don Fernando renewed and repeated his oaths, invoked as witnesses fresh saints in addition to the former ones, called down upon himself a thousand curses hereafter should he fail to keep his promise, shed more tears, redoubled his sighs and pressed me closer in his arms, from which he had never allowed me to escape; and so I was left by my maid, and ceased to be one, and he became a traitor and a perjured man.†   (source)
  • Perjured yourself?†   (source)
  • Perjury, oppression, subornation, fraud, pandarism, and the like infirmities, were among the most excusable arts they had to mention; and for these I gave, as it was reasonable, great allowance.†   (source)
  • "Remember, perjured one, the horse," answered he who had the puffed up paunch, "and be it ill for thee that the whole world knows it."†   (source)
  • It would, indeed, be the means of much perjury, and of much whipping, fining, imprisoning, transporting, and hanging.†   (source)
  • The first that there did greet my stranger soul Was my great father-in-law, renowned Warwick; Who spake aloud, "What scourge for perjury Can this dark monarchy afford false Clarence?"†   (source)
  • Fourthly, Not to swear by any but God, is naturally a signe of Honour: for it is a confession that God onely knoweth the heart; and that no mans wit, or strength can protect a man against Gods vengence on the perjured.†   (source)
  • My mind was oppressed, like those unhappy innocent persons, who being overpowered by blasphemous and perjured evidences, wickedly resolved to take away their lives, or ruin their reputation, have no other recourse in this world to ease their sorrow, but sighs, prayers, and tears.†   (source)
  • Thou seest that all the grace that she hath left Is that she will not add to her damnation A sin of perjury: she not denies it.†   (source)
  • But if one shall say, that by that law we are only forbid to kill any except when the laws of the land allow of it, upon the same grounds, laws may be made, in some cases, to allow of adultery and perjury: for God having taken from us the right of disposing either of our own or of other people's lives, if it is pretended that the mutual consent of men in making laws can authorise man-slaughter in cases in which God has given us no example, that it frees people from the obligation of the divine law, and so makes murder a lawful action, what is this, but to give a preference to human laws before the divine?†   (source)
  • Now your honour is to know, that these judges are persons appointed to decide all controversies of property, as well as for the trial of criminals, and picked out from the most dexterous lawyers, who are grown old or lazy; and having been biassed all their lives against truth and equity, lie under such a fatal necessity of favouring fraud, perjury, and oppression, that I have known some of them refuse a large bribe from the side where justice lay, rather than injure the faculty, by doing any thing unbecoming their nature or their office.†   (source)
  • Behold her that gave aim to all thy oaths, And entertain'd them deeply in her heart: How oft hast thou with perjury cleft the root!†   (source)
  • Perjury, perjury, in the high'st degree; Murder, stern murder, in the dir'st degree; All several sins, all us'd in each degree, Throng to the bar, crying all "Guilty!†   (source)
  • Some were undone by lawsuits; others spent all they had in drinking, whoring, and gaming; others fled for treason; many for murder, theft, poisoning, robbery, perjury, forgery, coining false money, for committing rapes, or sodomy; for flying from their colours, or deserting to the enemy; and most of them had broken prison; none of these durst return to their native countries, for fear of being hanged, or of starving in a jail; and therefore they were under the necessity of seeking a livelihood in other places.†   (source)
  • Read over Julia's heart, thy first best love, For whose dear sake thou didst then rend thy faith Into a thousand oaths; and all those oaths Descended into perjury, to love me.†   (source)
  • —"Nay, sir," cries Dowling, "I would not have your worship think I would, on any account, be guilty of subornation of perjury; but there are two ways of delivering evidence.†   (source)
  • How often, when I have told you that all men are false and perjury alike, and grow tired of us as soon as ever they have had their wicked wills of us, how often have you sworn you would never forsake me!†   (source)
  • Madam, 'twas Ariadne passioning For Theseus' perjury and unjust flight; Which I so lively acted with my tears That my poor mistress, mov'd therewithal, Wept bitterly; and would I might be dead If I in thought felt not her very sorrow!†   (source)
  • Did not the heavenly rhetoric of thine eye, 'Gainst whom the world cannot hold argument, Persuade my heart to this false perjury?†   (source)
  • Some salve for perjury.†   (source)
  • MOS: 'Tis true, that, sway'd by strong necessity, I am enforced to eat my careful bread With too much obsequy; 'tis true, beside, That I am fain to spin mine own poor raiment Out of my mere observance, being not born To a free fortune: but that I have done Base offices, in rending friends asunder, Dividing families, betraying counsels, Whispering false lies, or mining men with praises, Train'd their credulity with perjuries, Corrupted chastity, or am in love With mine own tender ease, but would not rather Prove the most rugged, and laborious course, That might redeem my present estimation, Let me here perish, in all hope of goodness.†   (source)
  • Well, he said something about safety in numbers and if he were me he wouldn't dream of connivin' at perjury but so far as he knew all falsies looked alike, and that was about all he could do for me.   (source)
    perjury = the criminal offense of telling lies after formally promising to tell the truth
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