fair hearing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fair hearing a hearing that is granted in extraordinary situations where the normal judicial process would be inadequate to secure due process because the person would be harmed or denied their rights before a judicial remedy became available (as in deportation or loss of welfare benefits)
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Quotations

  • George Orwell
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    “What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?”

Usage

In literature:

I fancy I hear them talking there In an open boat, and the speech is fair.
"All That Matters" by Edgar A. Guest
I did hear at the fair poor Paddy Smith was in throuble about a thrifle of sperits, or the like.
"The Macdermots of Ballycloran" by Anthony Trollope
Frenchmen would always hear an Indian speak, And answer fair, and make good Promises.
"Ponteach" by Robert Rogers
Let them all be actuated by a strong desire to obtain reliable information and to give a fair and unprejudiced hearing to the visitor.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
I shall appeal to America again and again, if necessary, for that fair hearing which has been denied me by the press of the Allies.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
On hearing Roland so pictured, the curate remarked it was no wonder that he was jilted by the fair lady Angelica.
"The Story of Don Quixote" by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Glad to hear Henley's prospects are fair: his new volume is the work of a real poet.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
We know that, even though we may not agree with a man, we are willing to afford him a fair hearing.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Methinks, I hear one of their Gallants thus addressing his weeping Fair.
"The Lovers Assistant, or, New Art of Love" by Henry Fielding
He had that zeal for the Lord, it was a fair wonder to hear him pray, but the faim'ly has aye had a gift that way.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
If the narrative may be at all trusted there was little effort to give her a fair hearing.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
His fair young niece rose before him, and he seemed to hear her voice as she had bade him farewell.
"Marguerite De Roberval" by T. G. Marquis
He says he was dismissed without a fair hearing.
"The London Pulpit" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Thou shalt hear his screams of agony, fair bride, while thou becomest mine.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
And I hear that the shop-windows of Norfolk, Va., fairly bristle with shoes of this brand.
"Trilbyana" by Joseph Benson Gilder & Jeannette Leonard Gilder
They'll give us a hearing, all right, and a fair one.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
The question was at last brought to a fair hearing at my friend's house.
"Old New Zealand:" by 'A Pakeha Maori' [Frederick Edwa [Maning]
It is but fair and just that Tony should hear of your generous plan.
"Tony Butler" by Charles James Lever
But hearing the cry of "fair play" again repeated, he thought it must proceed from some fellow-creature in distress.
"Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
I was afraid the wretch might hear me, so I turned and fairly ran for the house.
"The Lightning Conductor" by C. N. Williamson
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In poetry:

"I don't care," we hear it oft
And oft, the words are seeming fair;
But many a heartache lies beneath
A careless "I don't care!"
"I Don't Care" by Madge Morris Wagner
Oh, joy it was when sense returned
That fair, warm ship to see.
And to hear the child within his bed
Speak pleasant words to me!
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
Fare you well, O Wind of Noon-Day,
Vain and idle though you be,
Fair and fickle, caring nothing
For the things you hear and see.
"The Four Winds" by R S Ward
```Say what, to please you, you would have me be.''
Then listen, dear!
I fain would have you very fair to see,
And sweet to hear.
"A Birthday Present" by Alfred Austin
Straightway answer’d fair Eliza,
“I will not undo my door
Till I hear thee name sweet Jesus,
As thou oft hast done before.”
"Aager And Eliza (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
To hear his name called over there,
My memory thrilled with glee
And leaped to picture him young and fair
In youth, as he used to be.
"The Little Fat Doctor" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

You knew it was just a matter of time, after all, every time the fair comes around we hear about the latest deep-fried something, whether it's Twinkies, Oreos or Kool Aid.
A federal judge in New Orleans held a Sept 21 "fairness hearing'" on the proposed NOPD consent decree that is designed to reform the city's embattled police department.
The fairness hearing on the merits of the proposed New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Consent Decree began at 10 am and did not adjourn until after 5 pm today.
Maryland Terrapins don't expect fair hearing at West Virginia.
Federal court to hear newspaper's appeal to unseal Fair Finance search records.
A Fair Play village and community presentation are on the agenda for the 6 o'clock meeting of the Oconee Planning Commission, and Chairman Ryan Honea is hopeful his fellow commissioners will recommend what they hear to the County Council.
As a tax lawyer, I hear a fair number of people talk of leaving the country for good.
Fair Tax is getting a hearing.
Eye and hearing tests for children, scholarships funded by Holiday Faire shop that opened in Sisters.
Chinese drywall settlement 'fairness' hearing ends without immediate ruling.
A panel that's looking at Maine's election process to make sure it's fair and secure is going Down East to hold a public hearing.
A panel that's looking at Maine's election process to make sure it's fair and secure is holding its eighth and final public hearing.
Lipps said he wants to make sure there is a fair hearing for both juveniles but also is concerned about an unnecessary delay in the trials and an added expense to the court.
CEK SIGNING SANTA Signing Santa, Tony Ziviello of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, provides sign language for kids at Fashion Fair Mall in Fresno Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
In his new book, the former British prime minister asks for a fair hearing on the Iraq war.
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In science:

Thus, in order to be fair on those speakers I did not hear, I shall make no direct references to the parallel talks and limit myself to oblique citation only. I should also point out that I am not an experimentalist and am therefore not qualified to discuss detector details etc.
Symposium Summary
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