Usage examples for acquittal

  1. Some, who had confidently expected acquittal, overcome by the near approach of death, yielded to momentary weakness, and gave utterance to reproaches and lamentations. – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  2. The jury brought in an acquittal without leaving their seats. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  3. The Company was perfectly satisfied with the acquittal, and declared that he was not only acquitted, but honorably acquitted; and they also declared that he had a fair claim to a compensation for his sufferings. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  4. Birchill's acquittal was too much of a blow to him. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  5. Owing their origin to certain demonstrations of hostility towards England made by the French army after Orsini's conspiracy and the acquittal of one of his confederates in London, the Volunteer Forces rose in the three months that followed the annexation of Nice and Savoy from seventy to a hundred and eighty thousand men. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  6. To frame, instantly, the two elements of the problem- an arrest and an acquittal; to make use of the formidable machinery of the law to crush and humble my victim, and reduce him to a condition in which, when free, he would be certain to fall into the trap I was laying for him! – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
  7. If they can induce the judge to follow these so much the better for their client, for even if they are not law it makes no difference, since the State has no appeal from an acquittal in a criminal case, no matter how much the judge has erred. – Courts and Criminals by Arthur Train
  8. This is not because they were the only jurists who were giving verdicts of acquittal- we know that there must have been others- but because their names are linked with significant decisions. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  9. And with his acquittal by the Company and the Crees, his love for Julie Breton, more poignant from its very hopelessness, gave him no rest. – The Whelps of the Wolf by George Marsh
  10. The crime and the assassin's acquittal by reason of political influence had greatly excited the indignation of the entire North. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  11. I almost think if you surrendered to a responsible officer the Society has influence enough to secure your acquittal. – Long Odds by Harold Bindloss
  12. Acquittal was hopeless, but no verdict amounted practically to the same thing. – Prisoner for Blasphemy by G. W. [George William] Foote
  13. That is his acquittal. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  14. In England, a judicial acquittal does not send back the culprit to follow the same trade in the same field, as in India; for the published proceedings of the court bring down upon him the indignation of society- the moral and religions feelings of his fellow men are arrayed against him, and from these salutary checks no flaw in the indictment can save him. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  15. He saw his acquittal hovering on the lips of his peers. – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  16. It would by no means suffice for him to secure for her son the property, and for her a simple acquittal. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  17. It is the judgment of a keen, critical, worldly Roman; an acquittal, the first acquittal. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  18. The duty of an advocate defending a prisoner is to get a verdict of acquittal if he can, and to use his own discretion in making the attempt. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope