Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of prove.

Etymologies

prove + -eth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The exception proveth the rule, not the exception.

    Rahm To Reid: Give Lieberman What He Wants

  • By the truth of the Messiah, thou hast proved thyself with me a man of keen wit; but now I see what mischief there is in thy heart, and how thou canst permit thyself a speech which proveth thy traitorous intent.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • To subordinate prophets of perpetual calling, I find not any place that proveth God spake to them supernaturally, but only in such manner as naturally He inclineth men to piety, to belief, to righteousness, and to other virtues all other Christian men.

    Leviathan

  • But this proveth rather that men are in that point equal, than unequal.

    Leviathan

  • But seeing Moses had the entire sovereignty in the Commonwealth of the Jews, it is manifest that it is thereby signified that they had their authority from the civil sovereign: and therefore that place proveth that bishops in every

    Leviathan

  • Nor then also shall it be properly a punishment, as upon a subject that hath broken the law; but a revenge, as upon an enemy, or revolter, that denyeth the right of our saviour to the kingdom: and therefore this proveth not the legislative power of any bishop that has not also the civil power.

    Leviathan

  • Therefore when he allegeth, out of the sixth chapter of Luke, that our Saviour called his disciples together, and chose twelve of them, which he named Apostles, he proveth that he elected them

    Leviathan

  • Moses commands (Deut. xiii.) that a false prophet should be put to death, even though he work miracles: “If there arise a prophet among you, and giveth thee a sign or wonder, and the sign or wonder come to pass, saying, Let us go after other gods ... thou shalt not hearken unto the voice of that prophet; for the Lord your God proveth you, and that prophet shall be put to death.”

    Theologico-Political Treatise

  • As the furnace proveth the potter's vessel, so doth temptation try men's thoughts, Eccl. xxv.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The work, therefore, is unto me as a child is to a parent; in the which child, if it proveth worthy, the parent hath honour and praise; but, if otherwise, the disgrace will deservedly attach to itself alone.

    Old Mortality

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