01. The jury handed down a [verdict] of not guilty.
02. The judge will hand down his [verdict] tomorrow morning at 10:00.
03. The lawyer for the defense has announced that his client will appeal the [verdict].
04. When the victim's family heard the [verdict] they all stood up, and clapped.
05. Everyone was expecting a guilty [verdict], but the severity of the sentence was somewhat of a surprise.
06. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you must return a [verdict] of guilty for justice to be truly served.
07. The suspect bowed his head and cried with relief when the [verdict] was read out.
08. The defendant broke down and cried when the [verdict] was read out.
09. The foreman of the jury passed the [verdict] to the judge.
10. We all tasted your chocolate cake and the [verdict] is in. It's the best cake we've ever eaten!
11. A judge is responsible for instructing the jury as to exactly what the law says as it relates to the case currently before them so that they can be sure of reaching a just [verdict].
12. The election result is a clear [verdict] supporting the President's current foreign policy.
13. Juvenal once observed that by the [verdict] of his own heart, no guilty man is acquitted.
14. We asked the children what they wanted for a treat, and the [verdict] was ice cream cones.
15. In the year 325, the Emperor Constantine and a church council proclaimed that Jesus Christ is in fact God, by a [verdict] of 218 to 2.
16. Everyone gasped in surprise when the [verdict] was read out.
17. Criminology professor Donald Cressey once observed that you cannot bring in a [verdict] that the defendant is a little bit guilty.

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