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
One of the men indicted in the case is Peter Kalkanis, a 70-year-old former chiropractor who lost his license to practice in 2013 after a misdemeanor conviction for larceny.
Dragnea can't be Romania's prime minister due to a 2016 conviction for vote-rigging.
Elifritz, who was married with a 12-year-old daughter, struggled with methamphetamine abuse, and had a criminal history that included multiple convictions for stealing cars.
His biggest claim to fame at the time was a felony conviction for corruption.
No self-respecting prosecutor would be proud of winning a shoplifting conviction for a suspected murderer.
David Temple, the Alief Hastings High School football coach whose conviction for his wife's 1999 murder was overturned because of prosecutorial misconduct, returned to court Thursday asking for a trial as soon as possible.
The only arguments an appeals court entertains, whether about a conviction for murder or a ruling on patent interference, are those about whether the previous tribunals conducted the proceedings properly, interpreting and applying the law correctly.
McLean County Sheriff's Office Her criminal history includes convictions for theft, passing bad checks and resisting arrest, the website reported.
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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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