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allege
used in In Cold Blood

7 uses
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Definition
claim (asserted without proof)
  • Bess Hartman looked at the mother, as if expecting her to deny the daughter's allegation.
    2 — Persons Unknown (50% in)
  • The question irritated Dick, for it was part of a greater quandary, and he could not, despite the alleged perfection of his over-all design, be certain of the answer.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (49% in)
  • The allegation, which was untrue, irritated the detectives into expounding very convincing denials.
    4 — The Corner (37% in)
  • '... Another of the men had many violent beatings in order to 'break' him of his stammering and 'fits,' as well as to correct him for his allegedly 'bad' behavior.
    4 — The Corner (53% in)
  • "Well," Andrews allegedly said, "it sure strikes me a hard way to do it.
    4 — The Corner (73% in)
  • The recipient, Everett Steerman, Chairman of the Legal Aid Committee of the Kansas State Bar Association, was disturbed by the allegations of the sender, who insisted that he and his co-defendant had not had a fair trial.
    4 — The Corner (81% in)
  • The only important participants absent were the original defendants; in their stead, as it were, stood Judge Tate, old Mr. Fleming, and Harrison Smith, whose careers were imperiled-not because of the appellant's allegations per se, but because of the apparent credit the Bar Association bestowed upon them.
    4 — The Corner (83% in)

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