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bailiff
used in Lucky by Sebold

22 uses
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Definition
court officer responsible for keeping order in the court including custody of the jury, and custody of prisoners while in court
  • The bailiff beside me became more and more alert.
    Chapter Eleven (38% in)
bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court including custody of the jury, and custody of prisoners while in court
  • The professor will slip into one of the seats in the back near the bailiff.
    Chapter Eight (28% in)
  • A while later, a bailiff opened the door of the courtroom.
    Chapter Eight (29% in)
  • A bailiff stood in the open doorway and made eye contact with Murphy.
    Chapter Eleven (33% in)
  • The bailiff came to get me.
    Chapter Eleven (34% in)
  • A female bailiff, middle-aged and wearing wire-framed glasses, assisted me up onto the stand.
    Chapter Eleven (35% in)
  • The bailiff held a Bible in front of me.
    Chapter Eleven (35% in)
  • Mastine, the judge, the bailiff beside me.
    Chapter Eleven (39% in)
  • The bailiff went to hand me a glass of water.
    Chapter Eleven (40% in)
  • "I'm sorry," I said to the bailiff, crying more now.
    Chapter Eleven (41% in)
  • "You're doing fine; breathe," this steely bailiff said.
    Chapter Eleven (41% in)
  • I was assigned to the bailiff.
    Chapter Eleven (50% in)
  • The bailiff was as friendly as she could be.
    Chapter Eleven (50% in)
  • The bailiff offered me stale coffee in a styrofoam cup.
    Chapter Eleven (51% in)
  • "How is she, bailiff?" he asked.
    Chapter Eleven (51% in)
  • "No," the bailiff said, "quiet, mostly."
    Chapter Eleven (51% in)
  • "He's a good judge," the bailiff said.
    Chapter Eleven (52% in)
  • The door opened and a male bailiff poked his head in.
    Chapter Eleven (52% in)
  • My bailiff stubbed out her cigarette.
    Chapter Eleven (52% in)
  • The male bailiff who had led me in came toward the center of the room and waited for me.
    Chapter Eleven (92% in)
  • The bailiff looked at me.
    Chapter Eleven (92% in)
  • The bailiff walked back toward court.
    Chapter Eleven (93% in)

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