I was disgusted with the open verdict, and wanted men to be up and doing and trying to find me out.
"An open verdict," said the coroner, with a curious inflection of voice.
The Adams inquiry ended in what must necessarily be called an open verdict.
He is clearly of the opinion that the open verdict was a merciful one.
I gather that you disagreed very strongly with the open verdict which was returned at the inquest upon your uncle?
And so instead of a verdict of death by misadventure, which would have been the right one, it was an open verdict.'
In these circumstances he suggested that the jury should return an open verdict.
Poor Grimjaw could give no witness at the inquest, however; so the jury returned an open verdict.
An open verdict was returned at the inquests which were held.
Such an accusation, however, remained perforce under an open verdict.