Attestive

Definitions

  • Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount
    Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Attestive Attesting; furnishing evidence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • attestive Giving attestation; attesting.
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Quotations

  • Francis Herbert Hedge
    Francis Herbert Hedge
    “Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which, if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “A funeral is a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker.”
  • Herman Melville
    Herman%20Melville
    “Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.”

Usage

In literature:

Their colour attests the greater altitude of the country in which many of them formerly lived.
"A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa (1858-1864)" by David Livingstone
In attestation of which we in the presence of each other append our signatures.
"The Lady of the Shroud" by Bram Stoker
Director Kieft had done the same thing when he was apprehensive that an attestation would be executed against him.
"Narrative of New Netherland" by Various
These facts are all attested by irrefragable tradition.
"Roughing It" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
His every act attested it.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
There was no need of parchments and seals, of attestations, explanations, and professions.
"Barchester Towers" by Anthony Trollope
Thoreau was an accomplished scholar in the Greek and Roman classics, as his translations attest.
"The American Spirit in Literature," by Bliss Perry
Only here and there a little bayou or marsh attested recent freshets.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
Of a well attested instance of ice being seen at the latter place, I never heard.
"A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson" by Watkin Tench
A legally attested builder's declaration was to accompany each set of photographs.
"The Americanization of Edward Bok" by Edward William Bok
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In poetry:

Miltiades! thy valor best
(Although in every region known)
The men of Persia can attest,
Taught by thyself at Marathon.
"On Miltiades" by William Cowper
Shall lone Antares whisper thee
His attestation to thy hope,
Or Alioth aid the souls that grope
Within the Night's infinity?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
I a traitor! Who are you
That dare to breathe that word to me?
You never wore the Union blue,
No wounds attest your loyalty!
"An Address Of An Ex-Confederate Soldier, To The Grand Army Of The Republic" by Maurice Thompson
Heaven strews the earth with snow,
That neither friend nor foe
May break the sleep of the fast—dying year;
A world arrayed in white,
Late dawns, and shrouded light,
Attest to us once more that Christmas—tide is here.
"Christmas,1870" by Alfred Austin
My four steeds I harnessed, all white and black-maned,
Which straight on their way, fleet and emulous strained.
I wished to return; and now venture in song
The wish to express, and announce how I long
For my mother my care to attest.
"A Festal Ode Complimenting An Officer" by Confucius
Though at the very last, as his stiff fingers dropped the cross,
A gleam as from some distant city swept his face across,
The clay lips settled into calm--thus did the monk attest,
A look of one who through much peril enters into rest.
"The Brothers" by Marietta Holley

In news:

But Lori Presser-Murphy backs it up pretty well, as a visit to her Ultimate Confections shop, at 820 N 68th St, Wauwatosa, will attest.
My family can attest to why Caesar salad is the most popular salad in the US The creamy, garlicky dressing over the crunchy Romaine lettuce is an irresistible combination.
Having dove in cenotes, caverns and the ocean I can attest tot he accuracy of the films underwater shots, some of them are truly breath-taking.
Hoagland ( The Tugman's Passage ) is best known as an essayist and travel and nature writer, but he is also an accomplished fiction writer, as this collection of early stories attests.
Two centuries after his birth, the novelist is still wildly popular, as a theme park, a new movie and countless festivals attest.
The second leader project by Israeli saxophonist Shauli Einav, an NYC city resident since 2008 and a year shy of 30, attests to his immersion in the bebop tradition while revealing a fresh and original voice.
Obama's assembled advisers are "brimming" with smart domestic-policy ideas, he attests.
Times are tough, that's for sure, as anyone who owns a gas-powered vehicle can attest.
I can attest to that one for sure.
This should be reason enough to pamper yourself, but if you need another, think about this: Massage feels like pampering , but there's growing evidence attesting to its health benefits as well.
As Pee -wee Herman can attest, having your bike stolen is very unpleasant indeed.
As any publisher or filmmaker can attest, Jane Austen is a hot literary commodity.
My wife, Shirley, will attest that I'm the space geek in family.
Three generations of satisfied customers attest to Garfield's integrity & fairness.
But Lori Presser -Murphy backs it up pretty well, as a visit to her Ultimate Confections shop, at 820 N 68th St, Wauwatosa, will attest.
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In science:

Stanev & Franceschini (1998) have obtained model–independent upper limits on the CIRB with no a-priori guess about the CIRB spectrum, using HEGRA data for the Blazar MKN 501 (z=0.034) during an outburst in 1997, on the assumption that the high-energy source spectrum is the flattest allowed by the data.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The fact that each line segment is straight to within statistical precision attests to its phase coherence.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
The fact that both the total and polarized flux at n = 4 are actually reduced at this phase attests to this feature being optically thin throughout.
New Low Accretion-Rate Magnetic Binary Systems and their Significance for the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables
The flattest curve is the one for the largest value of J as expected.
The Two-Body Random Ensemble in Nuclei
The critical curve (third curve from above) is the one which is flattest at t ≈ 100.
Localization Transition of Biased Random Walks on Random Networks
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