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With his accusers he will only fence and play, as he had fenced with other 'improvers of youth,' answering the Sophist according to his sophistry all his life long.
Perhaps he regarded these answers as good enough for his accuser, of whom he makes very light.
At this moment the accuser concluded with these words: "The present accusation is preferred by us in the name of the English people.
This voice was that of Athos, who, standing up with outstretched hand and quite out of his mind, thus assailed the public accuser.
You have but to slip your hand in the count's coat pocket and you will see that the accusation is quite serious," insisted the accuser.
Then he turned to his accuser, and eyed him intently for a moment.
His dark eyes glanced rapidly over the assembly, and finally settled with a grim and menacing twinkle upon the face of his accuser.
For these reasons, and among men like these, philosophy, the noblest pursuit of all, is not likely to be much esteemed by those of the opposite faction; not that the greatest and most lasting injury is done to her by her opponents, but by her own professing followers, the same of whom you suppose the accuser to say, that the greater number of them are arrant rogues, and the best are useless; in which opinion I agreed.
I happen to be able to promise you that a watch shall be kept upon that false accuser, Riderhood.
He is said to have hired private investigators to find out the dark secrets embedded in the lives of his accusers.
Second, in 92% percent of the claims with losses, the accuser was under the influence of alcohol, and "more than 60 percent of accusers were so intoxicated that they had no clear memory of the assault.
Back then, the accusers often had something to gain by their neighbour's downfall, whether it was picking up a cheap piece of land or just the joy of seeing someone they didn't like getting a kicking.