CRIMINAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CRIMINAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
criminal
 n.  one who has committed a crime; one who is found guilty by verdict
Classic Sentence: (113 in 8 pages)
1  The forcible administration of poison is by no means a new thing in criminal annals.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
2  It is seldom that any man, unless he is very full-blooded, breaks out in this way through emotion, so I hazarded the opinion that the criminal was probably a robust and ruddy-faced man.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
3  The condemned criminal was seated on his bed, rocking himself from side to side, with a countenance more like that of a snared beast than the face of a man.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
4  By an examination of the ground I gained the trifling details which I gave to that imbecile Lestrade, as to the personality of the criminal.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
5  I read nothing except the criminal news and the agony column.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
6  Man, or at least criminal man, has lost all enterprise and originality.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
7  They would be helpless in the hands of a desperate fellow like this Notting Hill criminal if he could once effect an entrance.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
8  It is suggestive that during the last three years there have been four considerable burglaries in the west country, for none of which was any criminal ever arrested.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
9  Thus I had made certain of the hound, and had guessed at the criminal before ever we went to the west country.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
10  That is what she would have done if she had wished to shield the criminal.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
11  I had often endeavoured to elicit from my companion what had first turned his mind in the direction of criminal research, but had never caught him before in a communicative humour.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
12  Our chambers were always full of chemicals and of criminal relics which had a way of wandering into unlikely positions, and of turning up in the butter-dish or in even less desirable places.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
13  We shall find him in Hudson Street to-morrow, Watson, and meanwhile I should be the criminal myself if I kept you out of bed any longer.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
14  If the art of the detective began and ended in reasoning from an armchair, my brother would be the greatest criminal agent that ever lived.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
15  A criminal strain ran in his blood, which, instead of being modified, was increased and rendered infinitely more dangerous by his extraordinary mental powers.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
Example Sentence: (97 in 7 pages)
16  It's criminal to charge so much for a book.
17  The lecturer said that civil law was different from criminal law.
18  The lecturer continued that civil law was different to criminal law.
19  Civil contempt is not properly regarded as a criminal offence.
20  In Britain the Consumer Protection Act makes it a criminal offence to sell goods that are unsafe.
21  They have hired separate criminal defense attorneys.
22  Even countries with broadly similar cultures can differ in what they define as criminal.
23  An open system of criminal justice is a fundamental requirement of any democratic society.
24  We got the drop on the criminal.
25  The criminal was adjudged to prison for eight years.
26  He decided there was insufficient evidence to justify criminal proceedings.
27  She went straight for the jugular and asked him to explain his previous criminal record.
28  Apart from criminal investigation techniques, students learn forensic medicine, philosophy and logic.
29  The criminal will be punished sooner or later.
30  Line up these men and see if the witness can recognize the criminal.