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Take the stand   /teɪk ðə stænd/   Listen
Take the stand

verb
1.
Give testimony in a court of law.  Synonyms: attest, bear witness, testify.






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"Take the stand" Quotes from Famous Books



... mescal of the erstwhile Montezumas to the mountain nectar of Eastern Tennessee, but I draw the line at love. Will it intoxicate? Prithee, good sirs, I positively decline to experiment. However, if hearsay evidence be admissible I'm willing to take the stand. To the best of my knowledge and belief love will pick a man up quicker and throw him down harder than even the double-distilled brand of prohibition busthead. Like champagne at 2 a.m., it is good to look upon and pleasant to the palate; but at last ...
— Volume 10 of Brann The Iconoclast • William Cowper Brann

... became the task of the District Attorney to induce Miller to confess the truth and take the stand against Ammon. He had been in prison a considerable time and his health was such as to necessitate his being transferred to the hospital ward. Several of the District Attorney's assistants visited him at various times at Sing Sing in the hope ...
— True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney's Office • Arthur Train



Words linked to "Take the stand" :   vouch, jurisprudence, declare, law



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