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 president's weekend Twitter attacks on the special counsel – the first to mention Mueller by name – do not appear to have changed that conviction.
Misdemeanor convictions can carry sentences of probation or jail time, but the penalty for a summary offense is typically limited to a fine.
In 1999, LaMore pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge of first-degree larceny, according to conviction records.
However, between 2013 and 2016 drug possession convictions increased by 71 percent and prison admissions for drug possession increased by 102 percent, the CJPAC work group found.
That conviction drove him to write A Brief History of Time.
The case, which resulted in zero convictions after what, at the time, was the longest trial in U.S. history, included allegations of Satanic ritual abuse.
Prosecutors say a New York City man pretended to be a lawyer specializing in wrongful convictions in order to swindle as much as $15,000 from convicts and their families.
More coverage ► Louisville to pay $7.5M to Kerry Porter for wrongful conviction and 11 years in prison Kerry Porter was convicted in the 1996 murder of Tyrone Camp, the man who had married his ex-girlfriend and was raising his son.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'conviction.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up conviction? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).