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  • n  a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
  • n  an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
  • v  determine the result of (a competition)
  • v  form a critical opinion of
    I cannot judge some works of modern art
  • v  judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
  • v  pronounce judgment on
  • v  put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
    The judge tried both father and son in separate trials

  • Breathed one burly Negro: "I hope that judge has eyes in the back of his head.
  • Judge Martin Glenn, who as a veteran appeals lawyer had appeared before her frequently, said that she was widely regarded as an excellent judge.
  • A Gitmo judge's dismissal of evidence against bin Laden's driver could bode ill for cases against others tied to 911.
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  • Barack Obama in Bloomberg
    Those "who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West, know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy," Obama said.
  • Jens Stoltenberg in Salon
    These are separate individuals that are responsible for criminal acts,Stoltenberg said. "It is always bad to judge a whole group of people from what individuals are doing and that is independently of what group these people belong to."
  • Elena Kagan in The Canadian Press
    She later added: "As a judge, you are on nobody's team. As a judge, you are an independent actor."

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