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witness-box

[wit-nis-boks] /ˈwɪt nɪsˌbɒks/
noun, Chiefly British.
Origin of witness-box
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10
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  • In the witness-box a young man was standing, and his head was down.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • He was in the witness-box, and felt that one syllable might place him in the dock.

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever
  • The crown lawyers will have you up in the witness-box till they've drained you dry.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
  • RUTH comes into court, and takes her stand stoically in the witness-box.

  • Once there was an old lady of a “hard” type in the witness-box in an American city.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • For, come what might, he felt that Grell's place was rather in the witness-box than in the dock.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • But the Cambrian had stout friends to put in the witness-box.

    The Story of the Cambrian C. P. Gasquoine
  • "Ah, well, we needn't tell that when she goes into the witness-box," said Carfax.

    The Borough Treasurer Joseph Smith Fletcher
  • On the 25th George Stephenson was called into the witness-box.

    Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles
  • You are put into the witness-box; see that you speak out when you are there.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren

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