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  • v. To corroborate, prove, or confirm; to demonstrate; to provide evidence for.

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  • v. support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm


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  • He has not given his attention to the matter up to this '(this does not bear out the Crown Solicitor's story);' Perhaps you had better stay to see him. '

    Our Irish Theatre: A Chapter of Autobiography

  • You're made, Flashy, I thought; it's the staff for you, and Auckland's next words seemed to bear out my hopes.


  • I don’t know anything about Gertie’s background but she really does bear out the Woman Scorned crack.

    Killer Dolphin

  • And the Phantom's early experience over Vietnam seemed to bear out the doctrine of long-range missile engagement.

    On Yankee Station

  • The Mark-Lane Express, or the Custom House Returns bear out to the letter the vaunt of Pope,

    English Traits (1856)

  • But however that may be, so many painters nowadays have recourse to the assistance of photography that M. Zola's 'snap-shotting' largely helped to bear out the account which I had given of him at the hotel.

    With Zola in England

  • Note: M. Guizot denies that the letters of Cyprian, to which he refers, bear out the statement in the text.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Phillips County, where archæologic remains and local conditions bear out the description.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • School-mates thought fit, after Washington became famous, to remember his “industry and assiduity at school as very remarkable,” and the copies certainly bear out the statement, but even these prove that the lad was as human as the man, for scattered here and there among the logarithms, geometrical problems, and legal forms are crude drawings of birds, faces, and other typical school-boy attempts.

    The True George Washington


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