toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

testify
used in In Cold Blood

15 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
provide evidence of something — especially to say something under oath in a court of law
  • All I can hope is that some day we'll get a new trial, and Perry will testify and tell the truth.
    4 — The Corner (91% in)
testify = provide oral evidence in court
  • "And that," he was to testify the next day, "was the last I seen them.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (54% in)
  • I couldn't make head nor tails," Mr. Ewalt subsequently testified.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (81% in)
  • In case I was ever called on to testify in court.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (83% in)
  • Who'll testify in court.
    3 — Answer (71% in)
  • It wasn't important: I could always testify in court as to the oral confession he'd made to Duntz and myself.
    4 — The Corner (4% in)
  • The one man who volunteered, Dr. W. Mitchell Jones, was exceptionally competent; not yet thirty, a sophisticated specialist in criminal psychology and the criminally insane who had worked and studied in Europe and the United States, he agreed to examine Smith and Hickock, and, should his findings warrant it, testify in their behalf.
    4 — The Corner (19% in)
  • Two reasons were given, the first was that a "most material witness," Hickock's father, was at present too ill to testify.
    4 — The Corner (20% in)
  • Now, in order that he might safely testify at the trial, he had been removed from the prison and lodged in a small jail in an adjacent county.
    4 — The Corner (33% in)
  • And when the witness admitted that this was true, Smith triumphantly continued by asking, "What kind of immunity did the county attorney offer you for coming up here today and testifying?"
    4 — The Corner (36% in)
  • The defendants declined to testify in their own behalf, and therefore the question of whether Hickock or Smith had been the actual executioner of the Clutter family did not arise.
    4 — The Corner (44% in)
  • However, had Dr. Jones been allowed to speak further, here is what he would have testified: "Richard Hickock is above average in intelligence, grasps new ideas easily and has a wide fund of information.
    4 — The Corner (46% in)
  • But had Dr. Jones been permitted to discourse on the cause of his indecision, he would have testified: "Perry Smith shows definite signs of severe mental illness.
    4 — The Corner (49% in)
  • The hearing, which at one point was transferred to Lansing, where Judge Thiele heard Smith and Hickock testify, took six days to complete; ultimately, every point was covered.
    4 — The Corner (83% in)
  • Eight jurors swore they had never known any member of the slain family; four admitted some slight acquaintance with Mr. Clutter, but each, including N. L. Dunnan, the airport operator who had made the controversial reply during the voir dire, testified that he had entered the jury box with an unprejudiced mind.
    4 — The Corner (83% in)

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

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®