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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. 2015.
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  • He sat back in his seat and watched her while she stepped upon the witness-stand and turned to face the jury.

    The Lost Lady of Lone E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • The arresting officer mounts to the witness-stand and confronts him.

    Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
  • Never again shall I believe in the accuracy of testimony given on the witness-stand about what happened in moments of stress.

    The Red Rugs of Tarsus Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • But they probably wouldnt let him take the witness-stand if he was a prisoner.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • "You can't question her on the witness-stand," he explained patronizingly to the badgered police official.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Expect no trivial truth from me, unless I am on the witness-stand.

  • Under cover of her delight I escaped from the witness-stand.

    The Plum Tree David Graham Phillips
  • You have denied your guilt in sundry affidavits and on the witness-stand here.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • The old man fairly shook with rage as on the witness-stand he took every chance to denounce the "hypocrite and 'ristocrat."

    The Transformation of Job Frederick Vining Fisher
  • To the left of the dock is the witness-stand, and further to 33 the left the jury box.

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