accused

Definitions

  • The king stands accused in Westminster Hall
    The king stands accused in Westminster Hall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n accused a defendant in a criminal proceeding
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The mother of famous astronomer Johannes Kepler was accused of being a witch
    • a Accused Charged with offense; as, an accused person.Commonly used substantively; as, the accused, one charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1985, a pregnant women was falsely accused of shoplifting a basketball
    • p.adj Accused charged with a crime: usually as a n., the person accused
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Quotations

  • Charles I
    Charles I
    “Never make a defense or apology before you are accused.”
  • Henry James
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    “The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.”
  • Don Shula
    Don Shula
    “One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.”
  • Sophocles
    Sophocles
    “There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “You accuse a woman of wavering affections, but don't blame her; she is just looking for a consistent man.”
  • King Charles I
    King Charles I
    “Never make a defense or apology before you be accused.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. acuser—L. accusāread, to, causa, cause.

Usage

In literature:

I related his sparkling speech to Julia, who laughed, accusing him, however, of impudence.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
You accuse me of what?
"Eugene Aram, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The son of the basket-maker accused G. of murder and went along with the three other plaintiffs to the king.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
For one should never accuse one's sister.
"Plays: Comrades; Facing Death; Pariah; Easter" by August Strindberg
He accused the government of having moved the doors around.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
As counsel for the accused I represent him and take the accusation on myself.
"The Road to Damascus" by August Strindberg
He was now accused of having murdered his father.
"Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
I have been accused of taking it, but have denied it, accusing no one.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
The rich were falsely accused of social wrong-doing; they were by no means responsible for poverty.
"Fruitfulness Fecondite" by Emile Zola
The Neapolitan stands accused, and if thy council is faithful, he will be a suspected, if not a banished man.
"The Bravo" by J. Fenimore Cooper
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In poetry:

O hateful spell of Sin! when friends are nigh,
To make stern Memory tell her tale unsought,
And raise accusing shades of hours gone by,
To come between us and all kindly thought!
"Third Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
’Twas no delusion! There he stood
Within the gleaming brook,
The same as when I shed his blood,
His stature and his look,
Even to the dread accusing shade
His dying aspect took!
"Ned Connor" by Charles Harpur
Thou highest Comfort in every need,
Grant that neither shame nor death we heed,
That e'en then our courage may never fail us
When the foe shall accuse and assail us.
Lord, have mercy!
"We Now Implore God the Holy Ghost" by Martin Luther
Who, knowing God's intent with him,
His birthright would refuse?
What makes us what we have to be
Is the only thing to choose:
We understand nor end nor means,
And yet his ways accuse!
"An Old Sermon With a New Text" by George MacDonald
(For Bigotry stalk'd o'er the land,
And cruel priests refus'd
Interment to the dear remains,
Of one who ne'er had own'd their chains,
And was, in Superstition's fanes,
Of heresy accused.)
"Enigma XIX." by Elizabeth Hitchener
We are accused of terrorism
If we refuse to be wiped out
By barbarians, the Mongols or the Jews
If we choose to stone the fragile security council
Which was sacked by the king of caesuras
"We Are Accused Of Terrorism" by Nizar Qabbani

In news:

Accusations of currency manipulation are causing tension, and world leaders are hoping the contentious topic won't turn this week's G-20 gathering in Seoul into an all-out global brouhaha.
Charles County man accused of trying to arrange sex with minor.
Arizona mom accused of burning teen's face for refusing arranged marriage to older man.
PHOENIX — An Iraqi mother accused of beating her daughter in Phoenix for not going along with an arranged marriage has pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment.
A Gurnee couple's bail was set at $50,000 each today after they were accused of sending text messages to a 13-year-old girl to arrange to have sex with her, officials said.
He was accused of shoving an officer who was trying to arrest him, grabbing his finger and bending it sideways.
A Kansas City police officer has been charged with corruption after prosecutors accused him of having sex with two women in exchange for not arresting them.
And the claim, made by a man accused of drug possession, are backed up with something undeniable -- the words of the officers themselves.
An Elkhart art teacher accused of making sexual comments to his fifth-grade students, spoke exclusively with NewsCenter 16 as an unemployed man.
The charges against a Cleveland art teacher accused of groping a 14-year-old girl were dismissed this morning in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.
Falsely accused prisoner, Dewey Bozella, earns the 2011 Arthur Ashe Award for his courage to never quit fighting for justice.
In the Ideas section of today's Globe, Penn State humanities professor Philip Jenkins takes a look at accusations that the Koran is filled with violent language, and compares it to the Bible.
But the source for this story was StatCounter, which Microsoft has accused of using a somewhat flawed methodology.
A joint press conference with the women who have accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior could happen as soon as tomorrow or Friday, a lawyer for one of the women said Wednesday.
DeAngelo Hall calls Adrian Peterson's slap accusation ' asinine '.
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In science:

In particular, they are likely to accuse Sider’s position (and mine) of this.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Let us say that nodes i and j accuse(trust) each other if edge ij is marked f (g) in the diagnosis graph (see ).
Short Note on Complexity of Multi-Value Byzantine Agreement
Since a fault-free node never accuses another fault-free node, a fault-free node can be accused by at most t other nodes.
Short Note on Complexity of Multi-Value Byzantine Agreement
Secondly, one has obviated the need for a flat potential (usually a requirement from a combination of sufficient inflation and small density fluctuations), and so might hope to avoid the fine-tuning problems that inflation is so commonly accused of possessing3 .
The End for Extended Inflation?
They also accuses me, falsely, of selecting unrepresentative data, and put forward a number of other criticisms, none of which are valid.
Comment on the Measurement of Cosmological Birefringence
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