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For example, he won't call them as character witnesses because if he calls in character witnesses, a traditional person, then the prosecutor could crossexamine them, to ask anything that they've ever heard or seen or know about his prior life and any accusations.
My job, because I was an ex-prosecutor, was to go in and crossexamine Scott Peterson.
Here he let his horse change from a trot to a walk, and while he had thus far pursued all sorts of dim thoughts, he now began to crossexamine himself more sharply every moment.
And yet in many cases the almost formless aspect of structures once so greatly admired, does not prevent those who know how to crossexamine them from restoring many of their former arrangements; and both in the bas-reliefs and in some very small monuments we find certain sculptured sketches that have been recognized as representing temples.
The faithful attendant then hurried downstairs to crossexamine the waiter, but, though she gained considerable information from that functionary, it was of a perplexing nature; for from him she only learnt that the stranger lived at Arquâ.
Here, during many years his chief business was to examine and crossexamine the most hardened miscreants of a great capital.