Pleader Sentence Examples
When emperors became converts, the church, so lately a victim and a pleader for liberty, readily learned to persecute.
Cicero had a perfect mastery of all weapons wielded by a pleader in Rome.
He was urged to take up a pleader's profession; but, like Ovid, he found in letters and gallantry a more congenial pursuit.
As a pleader he attained neither high distinction nor very extensive practice, but he rapidly established a well-deserved reputation for sound knowledge, unwearied application and strict probity; and in 1766 he was elevated to the bench, when he assumed the title of Lord Hailes.
In his early days he was famous as a pleader, and his knowledge of Roman law is reflected in parts of his writings.Advertisement
It is due to them that the Romans of the day are living figures to us, and that Cicero, in spite of, or rather in virtue of his frailties, is intensely human and sympathetic. The letters to Atticus abound in the frankest selfrevelation, though even in the presence of his confessor his instinct as a pleader makes him try to justify himself.
They exhibit the oratorical fervour, the pleader's eloquence in its most perfect lustre, which Petrarch possessed in no less measure than subjective passion.
That brutal assault cost Sumner three years of heroic struggle to restore his shattered health - years during which Massachusetts loyally re-elected him, in the belief that in the Senate chamber his vacant chair was the most eloquent pleader for free speech and resistance to slavery.
Though neither a fluent speaker nor bold pleader, in a very few years he was at the head of his profession.
He was admitted a member of the Faculty of Advocates, and soon became known as an eloquent and successful pleader.Advertisement
The opposition, which was led by one Eusebius, a "scholasticus" or pleader who afterwards became bishop of Dorylaeum, chose to construe this utterance as a denial of the divinity of Christ, and so violent did the dispute upon it become that Nestorius judged it necessary to silence the remonstrants by force.