cross examine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cross examine question closely, or question a witness that has already been questioned by the opposing side "The witness was cross-examined by the defense"
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Quotations

  • Louis Nizer
    Louis Nizer
    “In cross examination, as in fishing, nothing is more ungainly than a fisherman pulled into the water by his catch.”

Usage

In literature:

A cross-examination followed, after which Lady Niton sat speechless for a while.
"The Testing of Diana Mallory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He assembled the whole school and began cross-examining one wretched dunce, thinking him the culprit.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Meanwhile, we who had crossed were examining the broken cliff which rose above us.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
For ten minutes, without a word crossing his lips, he had been examining Jeanne.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
As admonitions to cross-examine and to sift facts and phenomena they are valuable.
"Bacon" by Richard William Church
Above all, I like to think of the witnesses revelling in their cross-examination.
"The Great Adventure" by Arnold Bennett
And hard upon that she had another thought, striking down the impulse to cross-examine further.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
In the United States a witness may be asked to write on cross-examination, but not in direct.
"Disputed Handwriting" by Jerome B. Lavay
He never examined or cross-examined a witness to the detriment of his side.
"The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln" by Francis Fisher Browne
Francis Heath was led into the awful pitfalls of cross-examination.
"The Pointing Man" by Marjorie Douie
He was cross-examined by Mr. Kestrel.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
He was a hard worker, a brilliant speaker and one of the cleverest cross-examiners at the bar.
"The Lion and The Mouse" by Charles Klein
The other was not too grand to cross-examine me.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
Now, if you'll be so good, put off your cross-examination to some other time, because I am in an awful hurry.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
I was crossing the country on my way to examine some prospects for the company, and camped at this very spot.
"When A Man's A Man" by Harold Bell Wright
He cross-examined her, I suppose, between the last ham and eggs and the first hot cakes.
"Somewhere in Red Gap" by Harry Leon Wilson
At last she was satisfied with her cross-examination.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
He at last knew how prisoners felt when he was cross-examining them.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
He was a really good cross-examiner, and soon came to the core of the matter.
"The Holladay Case" by Burton E. Stevenson
Earl Vane proved a tough nut to crack in cross-examination.
"The Story of the Cambrian" by C. P. Gasquoine
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In news:

Yesterday Detroit businessman Karl Kado was cross-examined by Bernard 's lawyer John Shea and Kwame's lawyer Jim Thomas.
In cross examination, Mr Kelly asks Mr Chelik if Mayfield had 22,000 commuters , would it have to increase services.
Arizona-Mexico energy panel examines cross-border transmission.
(AP) — A county medical examiner says deaths among illegal immigrants crossing the southern Arizona desert from Mexico are soaring so much this month the office is using a refrigerated truck to store some of the bodies.
Ex-Britney Spears manager faces cross- examination .
Britney Spears' former manager to face cross- examination .
State Senate committee begins examination of Blue Cross Blue Shield overhaul.
Cross- examination of chief accuser Brian McNamee continues with plenty of drama.
Shield law protects reporter from cross- examination .
Cross Examination of Young Continues.
Cross- examination of a former campaign aide lasted throughout day four of the John Edwards federal corruption trial in Greensboro.
Charlene Hill's cross examination .
Napolitano Grilled Over 'Fast and Furious,' Likens Hearing to Cross Examination .
Vilma, Smith to attend Gregg Williams' cross-examination.
Attorneys to cross examine former coaches in bounty hearings.
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In science:

Two of them have to be examined: the direct diagram (fig. 22(a)) and the crossed one (fig. 22(b)).
The 3-flavor A-scaled Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model
Malyshkin (graduate student) and Tremaine have examined the evolution of highly eccentric, planet-crossing orbits in the restricted three-body problem (Sun, planet, comet).
Princeton University Observatory Annual Report, 1997-98
Instead of examining the effects of the soft gluon resummation on the photon-jet mass cross section per se, one can instead look at the effects on the pT distribution of the photon alone.
QCD at High Energies
In this work they are examined from the novel point of view of the actual values that they take on knots of small crossing number.
On the first two Vassiliev invariants
One possible source of confusion in any close examination of threshold electrodisintegration is the use of two different conventions for the cross section.
Electromagnetic structure of the deuteron
The sensitivity of the cross-sections of the γ p → γ ′π o ′p′ reaction to the magnitude of the ∆+ magnetic moment is examined and the most convenient kinematical region for the determination of the magnetic moment of the ∆+ -resonance from the forthcoming data is indicated.
Field-theoretical description of the multichannel gamma-p scattering reaction in the Delta resonance region and determination of the magnetic moment of the Delta+ resonance
First of all, the dependence on the latent heat (strong first-order vs. weak first-order vs. cross-over phase transition with a vanishing latent heat) is examined.
HBT interferometry and the parton-hadron phase transition
As the RGS is a slitless, nearly stigmatic spectrometer, we can also place some constraints on the spatial dependence of the various lines by examining the emission line profiles in the cross-dispersion direction.
XMM-Newton Reflection Grating Spectrometer Observations of the Prototypical Starburst Galaxy M82
In this paper, through the studies of the time lags in the time and frequency domains, the cross-correlation function (CCF) and the cross-spectral methods are used to re-examine the discovery of the X-ray hard lags during a large flare of Mrk 421 detected by BeppoSAX (Fossati et al. 2000a).
Cross-spectral analysis of the X-ray variability of Mrk 421
As an alternative technique to examines the time lag, only the cross-spectral technique may actually reveal the “real” situation.
Cross-spectral analysis of the X-ray variability of Mrk 421
For a given crossed n-cube M, there is an associated catn -group and hence on applying the crossed module nerve structure E , examined in Section 1, in the nindependent directions, this construction leads naturally to an n-simplicial group, called the multinerve of the crossed n-cube M and denoted by Ner(M).
N-Fold Cech Derived Functors and Generalised Hopf Type Formulas
An examination of the resulting paths with the associated crossings of the light cone might suggest an interpretation in terms of pairs of particles.
Inversion of the Photon Number Integral
We examine the radiation escaping to future null infinity as well as the radiation crossing the event horizon.
Gravitational perturbations of the Schwarzschild spacetime: A practical covariant and gauge-invariant formalism
Computing Eq. 3 along the synchronized state will generate the Lyapunov exponents for the transverse directions, and we examine the effect of coupling and delay by computing the cross-correlations between time series as well.
Isochronal synchronization of delay-coupled systems
We now examine the occupation time of (−∞, 0) until a negative level −b is crossed for the first time.
Occupation times of spectrally negative L\'evy processes with applications
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