It was bad enough to have no palpable adversary to grapple with: it was worse to have no specific charge.
If I am not to know the specific charge against him, I will not assume cognizance of the case.
He had already been arrested and discharged, there being no specific charge brought against him.
The specific charge was that he had refused to give alcohol to one of his patients who was supposed to need it.
M. Galpin is our enemy; but we can make no specific charge against him.
If I had done wrong, let them accuse me—give me a specific charge and due notice of trial, and let me prepare for my defence.
Indeed, that specific charge could hardly be urged, because no proof was forthcoming.
The specific charge was that he had fraudulently obtained valuable city land in the heart of the city without paying for it.
Of what are these Italians accused, that is what is the present specific charge against them?
The specific charge was that of "treason in levying war against the United States."