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n. 1) physically, an area in front of or next to the judge's bench (the raised desk in front of the judge) away from the witness stand and the jury box, where lawyers are called to speak confidentially with the judge out of earshot of the jury. 2) a discussion between the judge and attorneys at the bench off the record and outside the hearing of the jurors or spectators. 3) in journalism, a brief story on a sidelight to a news story, such as a biographical sketch about a figure in the news or an anecdote related to the main story, and sometimes enclosed within a box. (See: bench, approach the bench)

sidebar

(US) a discussion between the judge and the lawyers outwith the hearing of the jury in the court itself In the UK, the love of form and ceremonial means that the jury have to trek out to the jury room from time to time - usually much to their bafflement as to what is going on when they are not there.
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Navy flyer Tom Hudner, who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War attempting to rescue a fellow pilot, Jesse Brown, reminisces in a sidebar in this edition about his visit to the crash site in North Korea.
Highly complex document: Document contains 11 to 50 graphic elements and a significant number of other formatting elements (subheads, footnotes, sidebars, columns, etc.) A significant number of graphic elements need to be created or altered.
The New Brits sidebar showcases talent including Shane Meadows ("Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee") and Andrea Arnold ("Fish Tank").
Pull it out and turn it into a sidebar. Add a bullet point or two.
It comes from hiding under their desks for hours at a time, trying to avoid sidebars."
Northerners such as Dorothea Dix, the crusader for the reform of mental institutions and later superintendent of female nurses for the Union during the war; Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, whom President Lincoln called "the woman that wrote the book that caused this war"; Harriet Tubman, a runaway slave who helped operate the "underground railroad"; and many others enjoy excellent sidebar treatment too.
Pericles: "It is true that we are called a democracy, for the administration is in the hands of the many and not the few." Socrates: "Yes, Pericles, but have you gotten a load of the many?" One regular feature is a sidebar titled "Were You Aware?" that highlights ridiculous statistics or balmy claims.
the election system showed signs of stress and voters faced real problems." In the months before Election Day trouble was brewing, and on Election Day (see sidebars on LWV pre-election HAVA survey, p.
Note: to find back issues online, click on the desired feature, such as "columns," then look for links in the left sidebar. If text or links seem not to appear in sidebars or pages, try highlighting the area with the mouse (the font color sometimes matches the background color).
West's therapies work for a variety of illnesses, showcased in sidebars and the bonus reports.
The text, written by experts and participants, includes chapter introductions, an expansive chronology and sidebars that describe people, campaigns and hardware.
A typical chapter has interpretive text, several sidebars in brown, hyperlinks to other information, and "connections," which applies the text to contemporary life.