01. He was [convicted] of the murder of his business partner, and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
02. His [conviction] for murder was overturned when the most important witness changed her testimony.
03. In order to [convict] the defendant, you must be certain, beyond a reasonable doubt, that he is guilty.
04. He is a [convicted] drug dealer who is also serving time for theft and assault.
05. Lawyers for Paul Anderson have announced that they will appeal his [conviction] for murder.
06. He was [convicted] for his part in the bombing of an Air India flight.
07. They were [convicted] of murder, and hanged.
08. I feel torn between my desire to live in a clean, orderly home, and my [conviction] that housework is for people with nothing better to do.
09. Harry Emerson Fosdick once said that democracy is based upon the [conviction] that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
10. In ancient Egypt, when a woman's husband was [convicted] of a crime, she and her children were punished as well.
11. Nearly 43 percent of [convicted] criminals serving prison sentences in the United States are re-arrested within a year of being released from prison.
12. On the way to the jail, the [convict] overpowered his guard, and escaped.
13. The first settlers from England, including a group of [convicts], arrived in Sydney, Australia in January of 1788.
14. In March of 1995, boxing champion Mike Tyson was freed from prison three years after his [conviction] for the rape of a teenage beauty queen.
15. In 1925, John T. Scopes was [convicted] and fined for teaching evolution in a public school in Tennessee.
16. Blaise Pascal once suggested that men never do evil so cheerfully and so completely as when they do so from religious [conviction].

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