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interrogate
used in In Cold Blood

10 uses
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Definition
ask a series of questions of someone — typically asked by law enforcement officials or by someone in an aggressive manner
  • I'd never laid eyes on Hickock until he was brought down to the interrogation room.
    3 — Answer (64% in)
  • Young Rupp, the last person known to have seen the family alive, had already undergone one extensive interrogation, and although he'd told a straightforward story of having passed "just an ordinary evening" with the Clutters, he was scheduled for a second interview, at which time he was to be given a polygraph test.
    2 — Persons Unknown (9% in)
  • The Detective Division of the Las Vegas City Jail contains two interrogation rooms-fluorescent-lighted chambers measuring ten by twelve, with walls and ceilings of Celotex.
    3 — Answer (63% in)
  • Shortly before the appointed moment, the quartet of K.B.I. agents-Harold Nye, Roy Church, Alvin Dewey, and Clarence Duntz-gathered in a corridor outside the interrogation rooms.
    3 — Answer (63% in)
  • After Hickock's dismissal, Nye and Church crossed the corridor, and looking through the one-way observation window set in the door of the interrogation room, watched the questioning of Perry Smith-a scene visible though not audible.
    3 — Answer (72% in)
  • Across the hall, in the smoke-choked room where Hickock was undergoing his second interrogation, Church and Nye were methodically applying a more roundabout strategy.
    3 — Answer (76% in)
  • She heard the words "...after sobbing out his dramatic confession, Hickock emerged from the interrogation room and fainted in a hallway.
    3 — Answer (78% in)
  • In cross-examining the K.B.I. personnel, the defense attorneys, a beleaguered pair, argued that the admissions of guilt had been obtained by improper means-brutal interrogation in sweltering, brightly lighted, closet-like rooms.
    4 — The Corner (37% in)
  • Awakened by an urgent call from the county coroner, Dameron presented himself at the jail around 3:00 a. m., whereupon detectives, who had been strenuously but abortively interrogating the suspect, withdrew to another room, leaving the minister to consult privately with his parishioner.
    4 — The Corner (69% in)
  • He remembered his first meeting with Perry in the interrogation room at Police Headquarters in Las Vegas-the dwarfish boy-man seated in the metal chair, his small booted feet not quite brushing the floor.
    4 — The Corner (98% in)

There are no more uses of "interrogate" in In Cold Blood.

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