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cross-examine

verb ask questions, catechize, challenge, check, cross interrogate, cross question, examine, ferret out, grill, inquire of, interpellate, interrogate, probe, query, question, quiz, reexamine, subject to examination
Associated concepts: cross-examination limited to the scope of the direct examination, direct examination, right to cross-examine
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91) A woman witness is ofttimes death to the cross-examiner.
The jury might think the cross-examiner is trying to hogtie the defendant and obstruct the telling of the full story.
The most feared cross-examiner of his generation, he was famous for his role in some of the most memorable libel cases of the end of the 20th century, including the defence of Mohamed Al Fayed in the Neil Hamilton libel case.
By carefully constructing questions, then intently listening to the witness's answer, the great cross-examiner can use that answer to lead the witness to give testimony favorable to the client's case.
An unprepared witness may select the second option, permitting the cross-examiner to demonstrate the bias in a way that will leave a lasting impression on the jury.
Do not be too flexible, especially when the cross-examiner is asking "if it is possible.
The cross-examiner must understand the foundation that the expert has or should have available to the development of the opinion and the validity of the expert's interpretation of the evidence.
He was one of those few barristers in Cardiff who, although excellent prosecutors and cross-examiners, made the civil law their field of regular practice.
Testimony by the victim's boyfriend--that it was too dark to see anything beyond the assailant's facial hair--was brushed aside by cross-examiners, who bullied him into identifying McMillan in court.
Williams disdained cross-examiners he called "truth-seekers--they just shake the Christmas tree and hope something good falls off.
The best cross-examiners employ a range of demeanors--self-deprecating and understated, courteous and professional, firm and aggressive, and sarcastic.