the stand


: the place where a witness testifies in court
She lied while on the stand.
The witness was asked to take the stand.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Another woman had a panic attack on the stand. Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety, 17 Apr. 2023 Richard Terry, Sabrina’s defense attorney, argued that Hearn’s plea deal gave him an incentive to lie on the stand. Amanda Karrh, ABC News, 7 Apr. 2023 In a statement, a spokesperson for Fox Corporation hit back at Dominion for wanting to call the Murdochs to the stand, reiterating the company’s previous assertions that the Murdoch’s were not directly involved in the broadcasts at the heart of the litigation. Marshall Cohen, CNN, 5 Apr. 2023 Dad's Suspicions Were Aroused by Rental Car When Al took the stand, District Attorney Michael Allen asked him to identify a picture of his son, KKTV reports. Kc Baker, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2023 Some witnesses also took longer than expected, most notably key defense expert Dr. Mark Cunningham, who spent 13 days on the stand. Lane Sainty, The Arizona Republic, 4 Apr. 2023 Leonardo DiCaprio took the stand today in the trial of Pras Michél, a member of the hip-hop group Fugees. Vulture, 3 Apr. 2023 Leonardo DiCaprio took the stand at the federal money laundering trial against Fugees member Pras Michel on Monday. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 3 Apr. 2023 In February, a few weeks before Agent Miller herself testified at the Proud Boys trial, Mr. Bertino took the stand as the government’s star witness. Alan Feuer, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2023 See More

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“The stand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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