Example sentences for: acquittal

How can you use “acquittal” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The magazine enlists 22 pundits to opine about the president's acquittal.

  • The Watts riots were sinisterly echoed in the Los Angeles riots of 1992, when the same area of South-Central L.A. was ravaged by violence in response to the acquittal of white police officers who were captured on videotape beating a black resident.

  • The WP and NYT make it clear just how sweeping the acquittal was: Not only was Ashby cleared of involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide but also of charges of dereliction of duty and destruction of property, even though he was flying lower and faster than the rules allowed.

  • Liberal editorialists paired it with the acquittal/mistrial of Susan McDougal, which they portrayed as a similar rebuke to Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.

  • And after a year and a half of legal wrangling and nationwide protest demonstrations, followed by a three-month trial, Darrow won an acquittal for Haywood, mainly on the grounds that Orchard's testimony was unreliable.


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