from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Circumstantial evidence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. evidence or testimony which is circumstantial or inferential, but without witness; -- opposed to
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- n. evidence providing only a basis for inference about the fact in dispute
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Whatever the elusive agency behind these effects, I consider it part of the indirect evidence that adds general credence to our picture of an afterlife-friendly universe.