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cross-examination
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
the re-questioning of a witness who has already been questioned by the other side in court
  • Are you aware, or are you not aware, that none of these witnesses have yet been cross-examined?
    Chapter 18 (11% in)
  • Now, I'll ask you another question,"—taking possession of Mr. Wopsle, as if he had a right to him,—"do you know that none of these witnesses have yet been cross-examined?"
    Chapter 18 (10% in)
  • We dived into the City, and came up in a crowded police-court, where a blood-relation (in the murderous sense) of the deceased, with the fanciful taste in brooches, was standing at the bar, uncomfortably chewing something; while my guardian had a woman under examination or cross-examination,—I don't know which,—and was striking her, and the bench, and everybody present, with awe.
    Chapter 24 (93% in)
  • cross-examination = the re-questioning of a witness who has already been questioned by the other side in court
  • He cross-examined his very wine when he had nothing else in hand.
    Chapter 29 (87% in)
  • He held it between himself and the candle, tasted the port, rolled it in his mouth, swallowed it, looked at his glass again, smelt the port, tried it, drank it, filled again, and cross-examined the glass again, until I was as nervous as if I had known the wine to be telling him something to my disadvantage.
    Chapter 29 (88% in)
  • "Well," I returned, glad for once to get the better of him in cross-examination, "I do not know, for I have not made up my mind."
    Chapter 48 (5% in)
  • cross-examination = the re-questioning of a witness who has already been questioned by the other side in court
  • It was a dull evening, for Wemmick drew his wine, when it came round, quite as a matter of business,—just as he might have drawn his salary when that came round,—and with his eyes on his chief, sat in a state of perpetual readiness for cross-examination.
    Chapter 48 (55% in)

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