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There is no shortage of circumstantial evidence to suggest the latter. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The combination of circumstantial and scientific evidence points surely and conclusively to him. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was a complex case and the evidence was circumstantial. Times, Sunday Times (2014)All the circumstantial evidence points to a bomb. Times, Sunday Times (2009)How much of this was circumstantial and how much of it was my brain chemistry is hard to say. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet the circumstantial evidence is compelling. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The evidence is circumstantial so far. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is no absolute proof of it, only strong circumstantial evidence and much rumour. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Because direct evidence of a discriminatory motive is difficult to produce, cases are generally built around circumstantial evidence. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)Faced with the circumstantial case, jurors took eight hours of deliberations spread over three days to return a verdict. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The circumstantial case is strong. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Without that, as they admitted, the evidence was circumstantial. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There was considerable circumstantial evidence, but no direct evidence, to connect him to the murder scene. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That is four England players in a year with similar injuries, all circumstantial evidence that the human spine can only take so much rugby. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Since then more and more circumstantial evidence, much of it detailed and plausible, has been discovered as more alleged victims have come forward. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The case against the claimant was circumstantial, but on the facts, the journalists were justified in concluding that it was a strong circumstantial case. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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