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- n. A person who carries out a cross-examination
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who cross-examines or conducts a crosse-examination.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who cross-examines.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who questions a witness carefully (especially about testimony given earlier)
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Is a good teacher like a good cross-examiner, but leading with benevolence rather than malice?
He's a former prosecutor; a staff member of the Warren Commission and author of the single-bullet theory; the razor-sharp cross-examiner of Anita Hill.
As a criminal trial attorney, he maintains a reputation of a relentless cross-examiner and a tenacious advocate.
He's an interesting character in that on his show he is a bit bi-polar: he's got the usual "Tweety" persona where all he does is sqwauks, but then there are times when he can be a deadly-serious, smart, effective pitbull of a cross-examiner (Michelle Bachmann, the PUMA people, to name a couple).
Like a good cross-examiner, he anticipated the answer to each question.
My quibble is that the candidate himself should have shown how good a cross-examiner he still is and decimated her like he did many a defense witness.
Jeffress was a good cross-examiner, he had his facts down and it was easier to follow where he was going than it was with Wells and Martin, but he failed to trip up Ari.
Not one of these paths was going to produce meaningful conversation: my neighbor could not possibly provide evidence to support that his claims were either true or would lead to a good presidency, and I had put myself in the position of cross-examiner.
He actually told me one time, Larry, that his idea of the interview on Sunday morning was he was the cross-examiner.
Then Socrates: O Callias, to the rescue! help a man severely handled by his cross-examiner.