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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CROSS-EXAMINATION

But no occasion arose for either defiance or cross-examination.

Really, Sir Terence, if my word is not sufficient, I refuse to submit to cross-examination.

Alden Lytton read it, and then recommenced his cross-examination of the minister.

I own that I did not feel easy under this cross-examination.

They'd have it out on the cross-examination, at all events, if not on the direct.

"State" gives the unpleasant suggestion of a cross-examination.

Ortheris stood firm and was not shaken by any cross-examination.

I had to put the conversation into the form of a cross-examination.

He was not unacquainted with Merrington's methods of cross-examination.

She has given me such a cross-examination, my blood runs cold.

WORD ORIGIN

also cross examination; 1827, "an examination of a witness by the other side, to 'check' the effects of previous questioning," from cross (adj.) + examination. Related: Cross-examine (1660s).

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