The young man was tried and convicted of the crime; but either the circumstantial
nature of the evidence, and possibly some lurking doubts in the breast of the executive, or" lastly--an argument of greater weight in a republic than it could have been under a monarchy,--the high respectability and political influence of the criminal's connections, had availed to mitigate his doom from death to perpetual imprisonment.
In the fire-side narrative of Captain Sleet, entitled A Voyage among the Icebergs, in quest of the Greenland Whale, and incidentally for the re-discovery of the Lost Icelandic Colonies of Old Greenland; in this admirable volume, all standers of mast-heads are furnished with a charmingly circumstantial
account of the then recently invented crow's-nest of the Glacier, which was the name of Captain Sleet's good craft.
So, although the order was fairly given out in Haley's hearing, and carried to Aunt Chloe by at least half a dozen juvenile messengers, that dignitary only gave certain very gruff snorts, and tosses of her head, and went on with every operation in an unusually leisurely and circumstantial
Often, how louder and clearer than any tongue, does dumb circumstantial
It was granted that this was plenty good enough circumstantial
Aunt Polly was vexed to think she had overlooked that bit of circumstantial
evidence, and missed a trick.
In his lay capacity, he persisted in sitting down in the damp to such an insane extent, that when his coat was taken off to be dried at the kitchen fire, the circumstantial
evidence on his trousers would have hanged him if it had been a capital offence.
Desirous of seeing how far the discretion of the good abbess would go, she began to tell a story, obscure at first, but very circumstantial
afterward, about the cardinal, relating the amours of the minister with Mme.
Oh, sire," replied the minister, "we have no occasion to invent any; every day our desks are loaded with most circumstantial
denunciations, coming from hosts of people who hope for some return for services which they seek to render, but cannot; they trust to fortune, and rely upon some unexpected event in some way to justify their predictions.
Michael's pear-tree, near which he always passed at nightfall: the circumstantial
evidence appeared so strong that Dominicus doubted whether the autograph produced by the lawyer, or even the niece's direct testimony, ought to be equivalent.
Instead of representing them as a community of lusty savages, who are leading a merry, idle, innocent life, he enters into a very circumstantial
and learned narrative of certain unaccountable superstitions and practices, about which he knows as little as the islanders themselves.
I'm lawyer enough to know that there's nothing in the world so misleading as circumstantial