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 v.  seek to obtain or enforce by legal action; carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  It was about the hour of noon, therefore, when De Bracy, for whose advantage the expedition had been first planned, appeared to prosecute his views upon the hand and possessions of the Lady Rowena.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
2  Of them all, perhaps, De Bracy least regretted the interruption; for his conference with the Lady Rowena had arrived at a point, where he found it equally difficult to prosecute or to resign his enterprise.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
3  I consider, sir, that you have obtained possession of that book, under very suspicious and disreputable circumstances; and you may think yourself very fortunate that the owner of the property declines to prosecute.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
4  They're soft-hearted psalm-singers, or they wouldn't have taken him in at all; and they'll ask no questions after him, fear they should be obliged to prosecute, and so get him lagged.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
5  At others he will with his own hands tear down some other man's gate and declare that a path has existed there from time immemorial, defying the owner to prosecute him for trespass.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
6  Instead of rushing in a confused and disorderly throng to the cavern, ten of the wisest and firmest among the chiefs were selected to prosecute the investigation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 27
7  The Attorney for the Crown had him warned that the authorities would prosecute him for "illegal" wearing of this decoration.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
8  We stay in town, of course,' said Mrs. Maylie, 'while there remains the slightest prospect of prosecuting this inquiry with a chance of success.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
9  I think had there been any alternative I should have taken it, instead of prosecuting that unknown night journey.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
10  For he perceived not that the times had changed, and that with them it was necessary to change the methods of prosecuting the war.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX.
11  I have already successfully conducted several public prosecutions, and brought the offenders to merited punishment.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi.
12  It was thus that I was to be taught to associate evil with their prosecution, happiness with their disregard.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
13  When the prosecution opened and the evidence was put short, aforehand, I noticed how heavy it all bore on me, and how light on him.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XLII
14  After three days' delay, during which the crown prosecution stood over for the production of the witness from the prison-ship, the witness came, and completed the easy case.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter LV
15  I became alarmed, as any prosecution might be attended with serious consequences.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
Example Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
16  The prosecution and defense were bandying accusations back and forth.
17  After the defense finishes its closing argument, the prosecution will have the opportunity to reply.
18  Matsch will take up other defense challenges to prosecution witnesses next week.
19  He threatened to bring a private prosecution against the doctor.
20  The prosecution was forced to drop the case.
21  The prosecution was able to establish beyond reasonable doubt that the woman had been lying.
22  The prosecution's task in a case is to establish a person's guilt beyond any reasonable doubt.
23  Failure to provide insurance rendered him liable to prosecution.
24  The prosecution lawyer cross-examined the defence witness.
25  Failure to comply with the regulations will result in prosecution.
26  Walters could face prosecution for his role in the robbery.
27  The defense called several respectable witnesses who were able to refute the false testimony of the prosecution's sole witness.
28  Are we to be told that the prosecution of this libel is an invasion of the liberty of the press?
29  Because the judge played golf regularly with the district attorney's father, we feared he might be biased in the prosecution's favor.
30  The company was prosecuted for breaching the Health and Safety Act.