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[wit-nis-boks] /ˈwɪt nɪsˌbɒks/
noun, Chiefly British.
Origin of witness-box
First recorded in 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It would go hard with a man in the witness-box to make such a declaration, I must say.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • On the 25th George Stephenson was called into the witness-box.

    Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles
  • With daylight he fell into a troubled doze, and dreamt that he was in a witness-box before a crowded court.

    The Nebuly Coat John Meade Falkner
  • In the witness-box a young man was standing, and his head was down.

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

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • 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
  • It occurred to him to add, "Please remember that I am not in the witness-box, to be bullied or insulted by a professional."

  • The crown lawyers will have you up in the witness-box till they've drained you dry.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
  • Whereupon Lord Fawn descended, and was sworn in at the witness-box.

    Phineas Redux Anthony Trollope
  • RUTH comes into court, and takes her stand stoically in the witness-box.

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