Parthian shot, accusal, accusation, accusing, address, admission, affidavit, affirmance, affirmation, allegement, announcement, annunciation, answer, apostrophe, arraignment, assertion, asseveration, attest, attestation, averment, avouchment, avowal, bill, bill of complaint, bill of particulars, blame, bringing of charges, bringing to book, charge, claim, comment, complaint, compurgation, conclusion, count, crack, creed, declaration, delation, denouncement, denunciation, deposition, dictum, disclosure, enunciation, exclamation, expression, greeting, impeachment, implication, imputation, indictment, information, innuendo, insinuation, instrument in proof, interjection, ipse dixit, lawsuit, laying of charges, legal evidence, libel, manifesto, mention, narratio, nolle prosequi, nonsuit, note, observation, phrase, plaint, position, position paper, positive declaration, predicate, predication, proclamation, profession, pronouncement, proposition, prosecution, protest, protestation, question, reflection, remark, reproach, say, say-so, saying, sentence, stance, stand, statement, statement of facts, subjoinder, suit, sworn evidence, sworn statement, sworn testimony, taxing, testimonial, testimonium, testimony, thought, true bill, unspoken accusation, utterance, veiled accusation, vouch, witness, word
pretext, pretense, pretension, plea, allegation
, advocation, ostensible motive, ostensible ground, ostensible reason, phony reason, excuse, subterfuge, color, gloss, guise, cover, loop hole, starting hole, how to creep out of, salvo, come off, way of escape, handle, peg to hang on, room locus standi, stalking-horse, cheval de bataille, cue, pretense, put off, dust thrown in the eyes, blind, moonshine, mere pretext, shallow pretext, lame excuse, lame apology, tub to a whale, false plea, sour grapes, makeshift, shift, white lie, special pleading, soft sawder, ostensibly, alleged, apologetic, pretended, ostensibly, under color, under the plea, under the pretense of, under the guise of.
affirmance, affirmation, statement, allegation
, assertion, predication, declaration, word, averment, confirmation, asseveration, adjuration, swearing, oath, affidavit, deposition, avouchment, assurance, protest, protestation, profession, acknowledgment, legal pledge, pronouncement, solemn averment, solemn avowal, solemn declaration, remark, observation, position, saying, dictum, sentence, ipse dixit, emphasis, weight, dogmatism, dogmatics, asserting, declaratory, predicatory, pronunciative, affirmative, soi-disant, positive, certain, express, explicit, absolute, emphatic, flat, broad, round, pointed, marked, distinct, decided, confident, trenchant, dogmatic, definitive, formal, solemn, categorical, peremptory, unretracted, predicable, affirmatively, in the affirmative, with emphasis, ex-cathedra, without fear of contradiction, as God is my witness, I must say, indeed, i' faith, let me tell you, why, give me leave to say, marry, you may be sure, I'd have you to know, upon my word, upon my honor, by my troth, egad, I assure you, by jingo, by Jove, by George, troth, seriously, sadly, in sadness, in sober sadness, in truth, in earnest, of a truth, truly, perdy, in all conscience, upon oath, be assured, yes, I'll warrant, I'll warrant you, I'll engage, I'll answer for it, I'll be bound, I'll venture to say, I'll take my oath, in fact, forsooth, joking apart, so help me God, not to mince the matter, quoth he, dixi.