Sentence Examples


  • A sort of symbolic retaliation was the punishment of the offending member, seen in the cutting off the hand that struck a father or stole a trust; in cutting off the breast of a wet-nurse who substituted a changeling for the child entrusted to her; in the loss of the tongue that denied father or mother (in the Elamite contracts the same penalty was inflicted for perjury); in the loss of the eye that pried into forbidden secrets.
  • Women are placed above the law, as perjury and contempt of court by women are largely condoned by the courts.
  • I have lost track of the number of times I was asked to commit perjury in order to make my evidence more concrete.
  • A better way to make sure people tell the truth in court is to make perjury the most serious of crimes.
  • An account of the espionage and perjury case that resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of Alger Hiss.

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