from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. A past tense and a past participle of prove.
- adj. Having been demonstrated or verified without doubt: "a Soviet leader of proven shrewdness and prescience” ( Joyce Carol Oates). See Usage Note at prove.
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- adj. Having been proved; having proved its value or truth.
- v. Past participle of prove
- v. Past participle of proove
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Proved: an improper form, lately growing in frequency, by imitation of the Scotch use in “not proven.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. established beyond doubt
The argument is in some ways similar to the one President Bush made in 2004, when he campaigned on what he described as his proven leadership in the aftermath of the 2001 attacks and said the terrorist threat called for keeping him in the job.
Fisher said low-income 4-year-olds could be served by Smart Start, which she called a proven program.
Schweitzer, whose national profile soared following a widely praised speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, campaigned on what he called a proven record of economic successes.
What can be "proven" is always a different matter, but please ... it's utterly daft to think that this is just an isolated ethical "lapse" involving a dozen Interior Dept Bushies in two offices.
No, what I've "proven" is that during the short period of lucidity, Ashcroft may have been capable of resuming his duties and over-ruling Comey -- exactly what Gonzales and Card were there for -- nonetheless, there's no evidence in the record that the legal document left its envelope or that
All things that are real can be or are categorized as natural, and it would follow whether what's "proven" is qualia, retrocausality, God, or otherwise.
Seldom, in American history, has the use of fear to sway public opinion in the short-term proven to serve the public interest in the long-term.
We note, for the record, that at no time has your word proven to be worth the paper which we both so ceremoniously signed.
The biggest problem here is that bidding on (and maintaining) the top position for these keywords can use up a lot of time and money that should be invested in the terms proven to make the company money.
With this experience so fresh in everyone's mind, with the certain knowledge that free market instruments such as derivatives with no long-term proven value may carry within themselves far greater risk than any benefit they could possibly generate, you would think the future of the natural world as we know it would not be in the process of becoming yet another derivative betting parlor.