lay witness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lay witness any witness who does not testify as an expert witness
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Usage

In literature:

From the spot where she lay the mestiza witnessed their greeting.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
Her power lay in her wit and wondrous mind.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
So called because the witness when he swears lays his right hand on the holy evangelists, or New Testament.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
This ring he rarely lays aside, as we learn from many witnesses, and a secret superstition induces him always to wear it.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
We lay now just like a Wreck in the Sea, and at our Wits Ends.
"Great Pirate Stories" by Various
About a mile from the school which had witnessed his latest failure, there lay a beautiful little valley.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
That night when Sandy lay down to refreshing sleep it was to dream of picturesque Indian fights, witnessed at a safe distance from afar.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
I lay for some time in my narrow berth that night unable to sleep and thinking of the ceremony I had just witnessed.
"Harper's Young People, October 12, 1880" by Various
Where wrong lay, I bear witness now.
"Browning's England" by Helen Archibald Clarke
Refuse, and I will lay the information and force you to become a witness.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

"Have ye not still my witness
Within yourselves alway,
My hand that on the keys of life
For bliss or bale I lay?
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I've got a stubborn goose whose gut's
Honeycombed with golden eggs,
Yet won't lay one.
She, addled in her goose-wit, struts
The barnyard like those taloned hags
Who ogle men
"Rhyme" by Sylvia Plath
And still he is a gentleman;
This much I will admit.
In "Correspondence Columns" he
Seeks not to air his wit;
On shrinking backs he lays no caustic stripe,
Nor stoops to call our Masterpieces "tripe"!
"The Censor" by C J Dennis
Lo! the pine wood is a temple where the days meet to worship,
Laying their cark and care for the nonce aside,
God, who made it, keeps it as a witness to Him forever,
Walking in it, as a garden, at eventide.
"Among the Pines" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In news:

44 LAY WITNESS FEES Adopted February 14, 1970.
Instead, two of the greatest warriors in the history of WWE lay motionless in the center of the ring, their bodies exhausted after the war the WWE Universe just witnessed.
Dinosaurs weren't dim- witted lay-and-run parents after all.
0USADA lays out Armstrong evidence with more than 200 pages, 26 witnesses.
Ex-Enron exec gets 27-month sentence One of the key prosecution witnesses whose testimony helped convict former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling and company founder Kenneth Lay was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison.
Dinosaurs weren't dim -witted lay-and-run parents after all.
Witnesses Kelly Lay and Mira Sytsma recount the terrifying moments when a man opened fired at Portland-area mall, killing two before turning the gun on himself.
We had a lay witness mission retreat this past weekend.
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