A Public Figure

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1

    Imagine an ..... public figure attacked by press and public, who is facing an inquiry into allegations of having obtained money by deception.

  • 2

    Any arguments he put up in his defence were regarded as a ..... by people who were determined to see him convicted.

  • 3

    People tended not to believe a word he said and maintained that his protestations of innocence were wearing a bit ......

  • 4

    There was very strong support for the police who were determined to ..... this kind of crime.

  • 5

    The press had been ..... by an unknown source to make as much publicity about him as they could.

  • 6

    His agent spent a lot of time ..... the press on his background in the hope that they would present a balanced view.

  • 7

    Views as to his guilt or innocence even before the trial started ..... from utter conviction that he was guilty to wild support for his innocence.

  • 8

    Gradually however as the days went by even his greatest supporters were beginning to ..... him.

  • 9

    Then two days before the trial was due to start, new evidence came to ..... proving he was totally innocent.

  • 10

    By then of course it was too late because the damage had already been done to his career, which ..... everything else he did for the rest of his life.

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