the stand

noun

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

Examples of the stand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not including the stand’s depth, the screen portion of the iMac is an incredible 0.44 inch thick. Gabriela Vatu, PCMAG, 20 May 2024 Michael Cohen, the prosecution's final witness in Donald Trump's criminal trial, is back on the stand Monday for a fourth day of testimony, the last appearance he is expected to make. Graham Kates, CBS News, 20 May 2024 And at a meeting in Trump Tower just weeks before he was sworn in, Mr. Trump signed off on the fakery, Mr. Cohen recounted from the stand. Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times, 19 May 2024 Cohen, the state's star witness, will return to the stand on Monday when court resumes after a long weekend. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 16 May 2024 Mankey returned to the stand Wednesday morning, for several hours of questioning by Darling. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 Custodial witnesses set the stage for Cohen's testimony After Westerhout, a parade of custodial witnesses took short turns on the stand, introducing evidence to set the stage for Michael Cohen's testimony. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 10 May 2024 Additionally, there’s also the possibility that Trump could perjure himself — or knowingly make false testimony — while on the stand, Fairley said. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 10 May 2024 He has already been introduced to the jury by others who spoke of him from the stand, often in unflattering terms. Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times, 10 May 2024

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“The stand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20stand. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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