Example sentences for: defendants

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

  • The defendants were W. Mark Felt and Edward S. Miller, former chief of the FBI's intelligence division, accused of conspiring to violate the civil rights of members of the Weather Underground when they authorized warrantless break-ins of the radicals' homes (the Weatherfolk were suspected of planting bombs in public buildings) in 1972 and 1973.

  • About 40 percent of all criminal defendants are released on bail , a cash deposit that is forfeited to the court if the defendant fails to appear before the judge as promised.

  • In most other matters, too, Clinton has protected or expanded the right to sue and the power of the plaintiff to make life miserable for defendants.

  • On the other hand, I found utterly fascinating the chapter Censorship, which describes--rather cursorily, I regret to say--several US court cases in which defendants were charged with various violations stemming from their use of bad language.

  • Among the people named in the suit, not as defendants, but as having "engaged in communications" about Tripp is Hillary Clinton.


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