Examples of conviction in a Sentence
- … a perfect example, I told Bobby, … why Realtors have to be prepared to work holidays. "Well, yeah," he said, utterly without conviction. —Jane Smiley, Good Faith, 2003
- It was his conviction that if the words in the story were blurred because of the author's insensitivity, carelessness, or sentimentality, then the story suffered from a tremendous handicap. —Raymond Carver, The Story and Its Writer, edited by Ann Charters, 1987
- She spoke in … the voice which people often used to express their deepest convictions … —Paula Fox, A Servant's Tale, 1984
- Certainly the basis of our democracy is the conviction of the worth of the individual. —Robert Penn Warren, Democracy and Poetry, (1975) 1976
She hopes to avoid conviction.
In light of the evidence, a conviction seems certain.
He has three prior drunk-driving convictions.
Convictions for shoplifting have made it difficult for her to get a job.
a person of deep convictions
They share my strong conviction that the policy is misguided.
Recent Examples of conviction from the Web
The bill also says a conviction of terrorism is punishable by life imprisonment without parole.
A day prior, President Donald Trump had pardoned them, wiping away convictions of felony arson on public land.
The outcome of his trial was never in doubt: the conviction rate in Japanese courts is over 99% and there were literally warehouses full of evidence against him.
Of 11 parents found to have a serious criminal history, some had charges or convictions of child cruelty, kidnapping and murder.
Crowley has a criminal record out of Oregon that includes convictions of burglary and eluding police, CBS affiliate KPAX reported.
This week, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced the conviction and sentencing of a Nevada corporation and its CEO on grand larceny and securities fraud, among other charges.
Each count of prescription fraud carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison, while a conviction of aggravated identity theft would result in a mandatory minimum of two years.
Similar disputes are often settled out-of-court in China — where the conviction rate is 99 percent — but Brown did not reach a settlement with the plaintiff and pleaded not guilty.
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Synonym Discussion of conviction
- claims that cannot be confirmed with scientific certainty
- believes with certitude in an afterlife
- holds firm convictions on every issue
- each expert seemed to have a different opinion
- very assertive in stating his views
- a firm belief in her party's platform
- the conviction that animal life is as sacred as human
- was of the persuasion that everything changes
- her feminist sentiments are well-known
CONVICTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conviction for English Language Learners
law : the act of proving that a person is guilty of a crime in a court of law
: a strong belief or opinion
: the feeling of being sure that what you believe or say is true
CONVICTION Defined for Kids
Definition of conviction for Students
- political convictions
- She spoke with conviction.
- He appealed his conviction.
legal Definition of conviction
- a prior conviction of murder
- would not overturn the conviction
- the judge will enter a judgment of conviction
- —W. R. LaFave and J. H. Israel
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