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circumstantial evidence

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Definition evidence that can suggest something, but does not prove it
  • She argued that the accusations against her client were based on the worst kind of circumstantial evidence.
circumstantial evidence = evidence that can suggest something, but does not prove it
  • The appeals court found that the circumstantial evidence was not sufficient for a guilty verdict.
  • circumstantial evidence = evidence that can suggest something, but does not prove it
  • We don't know, but there is circumstantial evidence to indicate that Mayella Ewell was beaten savagely by someone who led almost exclusively with his left.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • circumstantial evidence = evidence that can suggest something, but does not prove it
  • "But lots of folks have been hung— hanged— on circumstantial evidence," said Jem.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • circumstantial evidence = evidence that can suggest something, but does not prove it
  • He said he didn't have any quarrel with the rape statute, none what ever, but he did have deep misgivings when the state asked for and the jury gave a death penalty on purely circumstantial evidence.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • circumstantial evidence = evidence that can suggest something, but does not prove it
  • There is only circumstantial evidence that Personnel $2222 contacted Adversaries regarding location of Witness $599-6.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • Circumstantial evidence was never stronger.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • A grieving family hammered by cops, circumstantial evidence, and three women with their throats cut open.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Pete Earley's book Circumstantial Evidence was published a few months after Walter was freed, and it provided a detailed account of the case.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • IN SPITE OF ALMOST OVERWHELMING CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Circumstantial evidence makes it probable that it was not different in this particular from the two others.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • As for the charge of arson, the case has been founded on purely circumstantial evidence.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • How did one find the truth beyond all suspicion, beyond all circumstantial evidence?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • We've got enough circumstantial evidence to get a conviction.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • It was granted that this was plenty good enough circumstantial evidence.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'nhead Wilson
  • Lincoln admitted that they were based on circumstantial evidence. slave nation.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • That was serious circumstantial evidence.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • I had no fear, therefore, that any circumstantial evidence could be brought forward strong enough to convict her.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Often, how louder and clearer than any tongue, does dumb circumstantial evidence speak.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • If ever circumstantial evidence pointed to a criminal it does so here.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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