Example sentences for: defendant

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

  • We all have learned recently, for example, that even outright lying under oath in a deposition for a civil case is the kind of thing that an ordinary citizen apparently does not often get prosecuted for (though it's not clear why not--especially when the liar is the defendant in the case).

  • Could scans showing diminished impulse control—a function controlled by several regions of the brain, including the striatum and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex—be used to support more lenient sentencing, or even acquit a defendant, because he couldn't control his violent impulses?

  • The argument isn't coming from prosecutors, but from a defendant who claims a polygraph result would have cleared him and hence the current prohibition violates his right to present favorable evidence.

  • The defendant is Ukrainian and is alleged to have told a companion, "I shot the nigger."

  • Last week, the New York Times reported that Milwaukee, Wis., prosecutors had filed rape and kidnapping charges against a "John Doe" defendant identifiable only by the DNA code of his semen.


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