In the struggle that followed, Zimmerman pulled his gun and shot Martin dead, claiming that he did so in self-defense.
They apologized for “poor judgment,” then essentially retracted the apology by claiming Wolf's aide was provoked.
At some point during the evening, she started acting strangely, claiming she was there to avenge the death of Michael Jackson.
As well as claiming co-authorship with Proust of Remembrance of Time Past.
Wapshott gives us no less than Milton Friedman, the father of monetarism, claiming himself something of an heir to Keynes.
The glory had gone out of it, and the unappeasable fever was slowly, but surely, claiming its own.
Was I wrong in claiming that M. Larinski is a delightful man?
Loraine insisted on the right, claiming that there were British subjects among the prisoners.
My heart rejoiced in God, who is claiming the heathen for His inheritance.
Ascham often refers to his illustrious pupil in claiming merit for his system.
c.1300, "to call, call out; to ask or demand by virtue of right or authority," from accented stem of Old French clamer "to call, name, describe; claim; complain; declare," from Latin clamare "to cry out, shout, proclaim," from PIE *kele- (2) "to shout," imitative (cf. Sanskrit usakala "cock," literally "dawn-calling;" Latin calare "to announce solemnly, call out;" Middle Irish cailech "cock;" Greek kalein "to call," kelados "noise," kledon "report, fame;" Old High German halan "to call;" Old English hlowan "to low, make a noise like a cow;" Lithuanian kalba "language"). Related: Claimed; claiming.
Meaning "to maintain as true" is from 1864; specific sense "to make a claim" (on an insurance company) is from 1897. Claim properly should not stray too far from its true meaning of "to demand recognition of a right."
early 14c., "a demand of a right; right of claiming," from Old French claime "claim, complaint," from clamer (see claim (v.)). Meaning "thing claimed or demanded" is from 1792; specifically "piece of land allotted and taken" (chiefly U.S. and Australia, in reference to mining) is from 1851. Insurance sense is from 1878.