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witness stand

the place occupied by a person giving testimony in a court.
Also called, especially British, witness-box.
Origin of witness stand
1880-85, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The Indian carries his traditional stoicism to the witness stand.

  • Detectives were crowding round the witness, and had lifted him from the witness stand.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • The testimony of Brown was also of such a nature as to be impeaching of the statements of Mayor Merrill on the witness stand.

    The Everett massacre Walker C. Smith
  • He may despise him in his heart but he'll protect him on the witness stand.

    The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart
  • He never had heard a less convincing story on the witness stand.

    Mrs. Balfame Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

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