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
Milligan has several previous felony convictions, according to court records, and cannot legally possess a firearm.
Former NBC10 anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah stepped away from the station after her husband’s conviction on racketeering and other charges, but she’s not done working to tell impactful stories.
File photo of Texas State Sen. Carlos Uresti speaking with the media outside the U.S. Federal Courthouse after his conviction on all 11 counts in his criminal fraud trial, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.
The teen has a pending application for youthful offender status which, if granted, would give him a maximum sentence of three years in jail and would not leave a felony conviction on his record.
The case has been in federal court ever since a state appellate court upheld her conviction on a single felony charge and the Ohio Supreme Court, in 2016, declined to review the lower court’s decision.
Homosexuality was decriminalized in New Zealand in 1986, but men who were convicted before that date still have the convictions on their records.
For most defendants, a conviction on misdemeanor charges would mean a fine and probation, not prison time.
The indictments say a conviction on each charge results in a prison sentence of between five and 17 months.
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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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