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  • n. : Plural of proof.
  • n. samples of the copy and layout of a printed document for review by the author or a proofreader before mass printing


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  • I don't want what you call proofs -- though you'll want them badly if you mean to pursue your present line.

    Tristram of Blent An Episode in the Story of an Ancient House

  • So Richard brought forward what he called the proofs of the very intimate relations which had subsisted between Alice and his father.

    Richard I Makers of History

  • To give you an idea of what going over galleys or page proofs is like, here's the list of corrections I am sending my editor and her noble editorial assistant for the first five chapters of Chill:

    and the painted ponies go up and down

  • You do believe in proofs even if not for Darwinism, do you not?

    Atheists Speak Out

  • Print sellers hawking proofs from the annuals displayed their goods on London street corners; some sold freestanding portfolio supports to display prints in one's drawing room.

    Introduction to _The Keepsake_

  • Gazette and The Athenaeum, one could purchase plain proofs of the book's illustrations without printed titles for two pounds, two shillings.

    Introduction to _The Keepsake_

  • These were the earliest proofs from a given plate.

    Introduction to _The Keepsake_

  • He had his proofs from the books, the books that had educated him beyond the Morse standard.

    Chapter 29

  • All that we call proofs are presumptions of different degrees of certainty.

    The Bride of Dreams

  • Orleans to obtain proofs of her first husband's rascality, in order to be enabled to have her marriage with Daniel Clark made public, and while she was gone Clark became enamoured with a Miss Caton, and was engaged to marry her.

    Remarkable Marriage Case


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