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Definition of "cross-questioner" []

  • Someone who questions a witness carefully (especially about testimony given earlier) (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "cross-questioner" in a sentence
  • "“Do,” said I, very glad to dismiss the topic, and especially glad to have baffled the sagacity of my cross-questioner — if, indeed, I had baffled it; for though his words now led away from the dangerous point, his eyes, keen and watchful, seemed still preoccupied with the former idea."
  • "But old Tinker was not to be pumped by this little cross-questioner; and signifying to her that bed was a place for sleeping, not conversation, set up in her corner of the bed such a snore as only the nose of innocence can produce."
  • "They fear the intentions of the cross-questioner, and they hold themselves safest behind a crooked answer."