Sentence Examples


  • The Senate elects a president, confirms or rejects the nominations of the governor, and acts as a court of impeachment for the trial of public officers, besides sharing in legislative functions.
  • Besides its legislative functions the House prepares articles of impeachment and prosecutes the proceedings before the Senate.
  • The impeachment was decided upon in 1786, but the actual trial did not commence until 1788.
  • Macaulay's famous essay, though a classic, is very partial and inaccurate; and Burke's speech, on the impeachment of Warren Hastings, is magnificent rhetoric. The true historical view has been restored by Sir James Stephen's Story of Nuncomar (1885) and by Sir John Strachey's Hastings and Me Rohilla War (1892), and it is enforced in some detail in Sydney C. Grier's Letters of Warren Hastings to his Wife (1905), material for which existed in a mass of documents relating to Hastings, acquired by the British Museum.
  • For affixing the great seal to this declaration he was threatened with impeachment by the Commons.

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