Evincive

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Evincive Tending to prove; having the power to demonstrate; demonstrative; indicative.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • evincive Tending to prove; having the power to demonstrate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Evincive tending to evince, prove, or demonstrate
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Quotations

  • Aldous Huxley
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    “Most ignorance is evincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.”
  • Jane Austen
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    “I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. evincĕree, inten., vincĕre, to overcome.

Usage

In literature:

He did not evince any great interest in it.
"Wife in Name Only" by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
There were many loyal men in St. Louis, whose sympathies were evinced in a similar manner.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Don did not evince any desire for more hunting that day.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
The curiosity he evinced was queerly impersonal, however, and might well be called intellectual.
"The Soul of a Child" by Edwin Bjorkman
At the first approach of the flying herd they evinced the utmost interest.
"Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon" by J. Emerson Tennent
This and the profound curiosity the people evince in one's every action and movement I found most trying.
"Across China on Foot" by Edwin Dingle
Let these negatives first be evinced, and then the affirmative will be more clearly evidenced.
"The Divine Right of Church Government" by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
The militia evinced a good spirit, but fired without much effect.
"The Life and Correspondence of Sir Isaac Brock" by Ferdinand Brock Tupper
The crannoge was another kind of habitation, and one evidently much used, and evincing no ordinary skill in its construction.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
These were the best clothed and best mounted, and evinced satisfactory tokens of being corporeally well off.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
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In poetry:

Never mind my haunted eyes
Nor try to plumb a mystery;
You would not evince surprise
Had you studied history.
"Lines To E. A." by Benjamin Musser
By virtue of the royal word
Of the presiding prince,
That none their hatred at that time
Should harmfully evince.
"Enigma XLVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Whatever I were,
All on thee I'd confer;
With the gifts of a prince
My affection evince.
Whatever I were,
All on thee I'd confer.
"Lover In All Shapes" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My lowness may my height evince,
I'm both a beggar and a prince.
With meanest subjects I appear,
With kings a royal sceptre bear.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
CLOTALDO. May your Highness, mighty Prince,
Deign to let me kiss your hand,
I would first of all this land
My profound respect evince.
"Life Is A Dream - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
But William Henry Pryor--just in range of Sutter's fire--here
evinced a wild desire to do somebody harm,
And in the general scrimmage no one thought if Sutter's "image" was
a misplaced punctooation--like the hole in Pryor's arm.
"A Question Of Privilege" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

The political environment in Cape Vincent spirals downward toward complete chaos, as evinced by the most recent meeting of the Planning Board.
For a man employed as a theater director and theater professor, David Levine evinces a great distaste for actual theater.
At the last meeting of the Upper Delaware Council (UDC), several town representatives evinced fear at the idea of the council joining the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW see "UDC not a joiner—for now" in the August 16 issue).
When Lescher asked him why he thought he needed an agent , Singer's reply evinced both the writer's humor and the agent 's clout.
I have a coyote in captivity , which was secured in his infancy by being dug out from his maternal home, and was brought up with a litter of collie dog puppies at the farmhouse, and evinced a most friendly and playful disposition.
But it already evinces an impressive form and scale.
The Vikings are often portrayed as illiterate, uncultured barbarians who evinced more interest in plunder than in poetry.
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In science:

The consensus among these studies is that the LTE [K/Fe] ratios for metal-poor stars, irrespective of evolutionary state, are super-solar, and they evince substantial scatter, particularly at metallicities of [Fe/H] ≤ −1.0.
Carbon Abundances of Three Carbon-Enhanced Metal-Poor Stars from High-Resolution Gemini-S/bHROS Spectra of the 8727A [C I] Line
The absolute values of 51 cross-sections of fragment production, in the range of mass numbers 7-70 amu, are obtained and evinced.
Fragments formation in proton-induced fission at 660 MeV of 238-U
Likewise, at the same excitation energies, there is an indication [11, 12] of the existence of three-body correlations among the fragments, evincing short time intervals between the decays.
Fragments formation in proton-induced fission at 660 MeV of 238-U
The ternary fragment mass distribution can evince information about the nucleon composition of the neck.
Fragments formation in proton-induced fission at 660 MeV of 238-U
Experimental data of the present work, explicitly evinced in the Table 1 above, are plotted in the interval A < 70 amu.
Fragments formation in proton-induced fission at 660 MeV of 238-U
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