Definitions

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  • n. demonstration; proof

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Demonstration; proof.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Demonstration; proof; exhibition of the truth of a proposition.

Etymologies

Old French demonstrance. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • [218] Que depuis que Jesus Christ nous a baille claire demonstrance de la resurrection des morts -- than since the time that Jesus Christ has given us a clear demonstration of the resurrection of the dead.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • * Que depuis que Jesus Christ nous a baille claire demonstrance de la resurrection des morts: [855] 1

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • And when they of the city saw this thing, above the divine demonstrance they went on eagerly and slew their enemies, the which thing displeased much the virgin S. Mary, as it was proved by that that her coat vanished away, and the duke, their enemy, found it in his lap.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

  • He sent an angel accustomed, which showed to her tofore the demonstrance of her departing, that the death should not come suddenly and give to her tribulation.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

  • And the Virgin Mary returned unto the house of her father with seven virgins, her fellows of her age, which had seen the demonstrance of the miracle.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • And because they doubted, and they would wit if he had so eaten, they went to the pastures of the town to see if they could have any demonstrance of the death of the ass, and they found nothing, and returned and told it to Jerome, and then he commanded them to enjoin him to do the office of the ass.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • And therefore I have proved that I am keeper of this place by the demonstrance and showing of this thing.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • There was a secular man which saw S. Francis, the servant of God, preaching at S. Severin's, and saw by revelation of God, that S. Francis was stretched on a cross made of two clear swords, of which that one came from his head to his feet, and that other stretched from that one hand to that other, so that he never had seen such a demonstrance.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • He had never pleasure in clothing; he said that filths were in demonstrance of negligence, and outrageous clothing was folly, a man but glorifying himself in respect of outward vain glory.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • And as she bare the third son, which was Bernard, in her belly, she saw in her sleep a dream which was a demonstrance of things to come.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

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