We cross-examined him, he comes from a good family.
speak with conviction
the odds are stacked against them
(There are no good examples that I found.)
He volunteered to appear in court in her defense.
overcome selfish considerations
Actions shouldn't be guided solely by motive without any attention to effect.
Nouns are crucial to language.
This box of porcelain has been bumped about all the way here and quite a few pieces got broken.
Don't worry, your loyalty is above any suspicion.
private detective; private investigator
The defendant is called to stand trial in the court.
The witness was kept from testifying by intimidation.
The witness needs to testify in court.
We should directly face the sudden accident.
The first phase of the project has been completed.
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