alibi

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  • Info An alibi is a form of defense used in criminal procedure wherein the accused attempts to prove that he or she was in some other place at the time the alleged offense was committed.
  • At last came the day when the alibi was to be brought forward. Cited from Love Stories, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • If he can prove an alibi, there may yet be time to save him. Cited from The Marrow of Tradition, by Charles W. Chesnutt
  • It is too late to do anything in the alibi line now. Cited from The Hampstead Mystery, by John R. Watson and Arthur J. Rees
  • Now once in his life he wished he could prove an alibi. Cited from A Daughter of the Dons, by William MacLeod Raine
  • Among other things, he had an alibi for the most likely time of the crime.
  • Then she attempted the same with another uncle who, however, maintained an alibi. Cited from Pathology of Lying, Etc. by William and Mary Healy
  • The bridge game was set up after the event as an alibi for the four members of the family.
  • It would be hard to find an alibi for her if suspicion once turned her way. Cited from The House of the Whispering Pines, by Anna Katharine Green
  • His alibi was just as good as that of any of them. Cited from Mavericks, by William MacLeod Raine
  • He ought to have got an alibi ready before he was arrested. Cited from The Hampstead Mystery, by John R. Watson and Arthur J. Rees
  • So he must lie low till we've arranged the alibi, as they call it. Cited from Jim Davis, by John Masefield
  • If my garden doesn't amount to anything this year the birds will be my alibi. Cited from Mince Pie, by Christopher Darlington Morley
  • His alibi was perfect; they soon would know that he could not have committed the crime. Cited from The Brand of Silence, by Harrington Strong
  • Why, at one time he had even me puzzled with his alibis and his evidence. Cited from Aunt Jane's Nieces Out West, by Edith Van Dyne
  • He denied having anything to do with the case and claimed to have an alibi.
  • The same year they released their debut album Lies and Alibi's.
  • No use in trying to lay it on the woman -- you could prove an alibi for her. Cited from The White Desert, by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • Even when they confess, they've got some kind of an alibi for their act. Cited from The White Desert, by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • Well, the shadow in this picture will prove an alibi for some one. Cited from The Poisoned Pen by, Arthur B. Reeve
  • Among other things, he gave an alibi to police which, much later, was revealed to be false.
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Meaning of alibi

  • noun (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
  • verb Exonerate by means of an alibi