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 Meanings and Examples of DEFENDANT
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defendant
 n.  a person in a court of law who is accused of having done something wrong
Classic Sentence: (187 in 13 pages)
1  also bore in mind that this was a prospective court official speaking to a disfavoured defendant, and he might well have been taking pride in speaking in this way.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Three In the empty Courtroom - The Student - The ...
2  But the defendant seemed to notice nothing of what was going on and just stood there humbly, as if wanting to apologise to the information-giver for being there.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Three In the empty Courtroom - The Student - The ...
3  It's not that the accused takes the case away from him, that hardly ever happens, once a defendant has taken on a certain lawyer he has to stay with him whatever happens.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
4  But there aren't usually many hold ups from then on, and that's the time that the defendant can feel most confident.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
5  The trial doesn't stop, but the defendant is almost as certain of avoiding conviction as if he'd been acquitted.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
6  I don't mean by this that the defendant is never free, he's never free in the proper sense of the word with an apparent acquittal either.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
7  "Both have in common that they prevent the defendant being convicted," he said.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
8  One of these superstitions, for example, is that you can learn a lot about the outcome of a defendant's case by looking at his face, especially the shape of his lips.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Eight Block, the businessman - Dismissing the law...
9  MICAWBER, and the defendant in that cause is the prey of the sheriff having legal jurisdiction in this bailiwick.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. Mr. MICAWBER'S TRANSACTIONS
10  At the moment of this entrance, the defendant's lawyer had just finished his plea.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IX—A PLACE WHERE CONVICTIONS ARE IN PROCESS OF FO...
11  A like risk is almost always incurred by those who, on the approach of an enemy, resolve to defend some place of strength, or to guard the defiles by which their country is entered.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIII.
12  I say this because on other occasions this same senate had forbidden these nations to defend themselves; and a less prudent assembly might have thought it lowered their credit to withdraw that prohibition.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXVIII.
13  But these paths Piero could not pursue without dishonour, since he could not, if he was to preserve his fair fame, have joined in destroying that liberty which he had been put forward to defend.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LII.
14  For often, from defect of judgment, men take upon them to defend others, when they have neither skill nor ability to defend themselves.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XI.
15  For in this way each will defend himself in the best manner his means admit.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XII.
Example Sentence: (70 in 5 pages)
16  The linchpin in the district attorney's case was a photograph showing the defendant shaking hands with the hired killer.
17  We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be.
18  The reigning champion will defend her title tonight.
19  I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
20  God defend me from my friends; form my enemy I can defend myself.
21  He would certainly defend himself if anybody sets about him.
22  Black communities spoke up to defend the rights of all people of color.
23  In the decisions we have to make about Europe, we have to defend our position very robustly indeed.
24  We shall defend ourselves to the last breath of man and beast.
25  The accused had a lawyer to defend him.
26  They retained a famous lawyer to defend their case.
27  The company has briefed a top lawyer to defend it.
28  We need to defend against military aggression.
29  Some young people are carrying knives to defend themselves.
30  They tried to defend themselves against the enemy with all their might.