1. someone who sees an event and reports what happened
2. a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind);
3. testimony by word or deed to your religious faith
4. (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature
5. (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law
1. be a witness to
2. perceive or be contemporaneous with;
The clever lawyer tripped the witness.
The witness showed unquestionable proof.
The gangster's friends bought off the police witness.
The chief witness was allowed to leave the town only after lodging a sworn statement with the police.
She brought several persons of good credit to witness to her reputation.
The judge reminded the witness that he was still under oath.
The police questioned the witness.
No one could witness that he was present.
The judge examined the principal witness.
He asked the witness to stand down.
I shall prove to you that the witness is quite unreliable.
She gave witness on behalf of the accused person.
The lawyers took two hours to interrogate the witness.
The witness at the trial had been carefully primed by defence lawyers.
A witness picked him out of an identification parade as the robber.
The witness in the bribery investigation refused to name names.
His testimony contradicted that of the preceding witness.
The witness perjured himself.
The witness affirmed to the facts.
I'm really terrified to witness the slaughter.
A witness gave testimony that the accused was drunk.
A witness was examined by him in a court of law.
An important witness was absent when the case came up.
Many of these poems bear witness to his years spent in India and China.
He proved overconfident on the witness stand, misremembering a key piece of evidence.
His girlfriend had gone into the witness box and taken the oath.
The plaintiff's sole witness, a gambler and layabout, was easily discredited.
The convictions rest solely on disputed witness and confessional statements.
as God is my witness (或 God be my witness)
an invocation of God as confirmation of the truth of a statement
God be my witness, sir, I didn't!.
call someone or something to witness
(archaic)appeal or refer to someone or something for confirmation or evidence of something
look, see, watch, observe, witness
proof, evidence, witness, testimony
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