Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A seat or place of judgment; specifically, the seat or bench on which judges sit in court.
““The name by which we are known in open air must not be pronounced in this subterranean judgment-seat.””
“According to one account, he was cut down by the swords of the soldiers before the very judgment-seat of Theodoric; according to another, a cord was first fastened round his forehead, and tightened till ‘his eyes started’; he was then killed with a club.”
“It is astonishing, when we read of the enormous injustice and barbarity of this beast, to know that no one struck him dead on the judgment-seat.”
““We are in the judgment-seat,” said Frank, settling to the pasty.”
“Surely, if the goddesses decide among themselves the question of the golden apple, Paris himself must vacate the judgment-seat.”
“This remark did not protect art and thought from being condemned once again before the judgment-seat of trade.”
“Now all refuge has perished, for ye must stand before the judgment-seat, and there is no appeal, but only hanging is in store for you.”
“He is not blind to the defects of the Christian Church, and looks forward to a time when Christian and Pagan shall be alike brought before the judgment-seat, and the true City of God shall appear ...”
“The courage of young critics is prodigious: they clamber up to the judgment-seat, and, with scarce a hesitation, give their opinion upon works the most intricate or profound.”
“The bearers set me down at the gate of the Yamun among the festering wretches dragging the heavy weights, the filthy and noisy beggars, the gamblers, the fortune-tellers, the messengers of justice, and the countless hangers-on of the prison and judgment-seat of the Naam – Hoi magistrate, and passing through”
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