• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Self-evidence The quality or state of being self-evident.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n self-evidence The quality of being self-evident.
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  • Rene Descartes
    Rene Descartes
    “Everything is self-evident.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “Where everything is possible miracles become commonplaces, but the familiar ceases to be self-evident.”


In literature:

All this is self-evident.
"Platform Monologues" by T. G. Tucker
As to its utility, it is self-evident.
"Swimming Scientifically Taught" by Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
That it is not self-evident is shown by the general belief of mankind that miracles have occurred.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
The answer is self-evident.
"The Joyful Heart" by Robert Haven Schauffler
And with all this, it was evident that there had been with him an inward struggle and preparation, a silent conquering of self.
"Cape Cod Folks" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
The thing is a self-evident fact.
"How to Eat" by Thomas Clark Hinkle
It is a simple, self-evident basis.
"Autographs for Freedom, Volume 2 (of 2) (1854)" by Various
A little bored by the evident self-advertisement of these rival belles, Irene moved away with Vincent to a quieter corner of the deck.
"The Jolliest School of All" by Angela Brazil
That this self-invited pupil was unwelcome was evident, but he himself seemed serenely unconscious of the fact.
"The Petticoat Commando" by Johanna Brandt
That he must be a noble, was self-evident.
"The Lion's Brood" by Duffield Osborne

In news:

5 truths about golf that are self-evident .
We hold these truths to be self-evident : the Fourth of July will be hot and steamy.
The advantages of consolidating a distributed, siloed IT environment are self-evident.
(Self-evident) lesson learned: Keep Hitler opinions to yourself.
Evidence mixed for Zimmerman's self-defense claim .
(Self- evident ) lesson learned: Keep Hitler opinions to yourself.
'Self- Evident ' Attack On Consulate 'Was A Terrorist Attack'.
This became self- evident to Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers when they participated in a Virtual Dementia Workshop at Indigo Palms in July.
I take these truths to be self-evident.
(Self-evident) lesson learned : Keep Hitler opinions to yourself.
Venture out into the park to find evidence of these plants and animals on a self-guided adventure.
The turkey part should be self-evident.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men -- as long as they believe the way WE believe, behave the way WE behave and live as WE live - are endowed by OUR creator with certain unalienable rights.
Based on the evidence at the scene, as well as the preliminary autopsy report, it appears Gross died as a result of a self-inflicted wound.
Inevitably, many people will continue to cling onto NDEs as evidence for the human soul —for the possibility that the self can cast off its neural ties.

In science:

It is also evident that OT S is self-inverse.
Enumerating the Prime Alternating Knots, Part I
The modification of the mass conservation constraint in the presence of a stochastic magnetic field component is self-evident.
Physics of Gamma-Ray Bursts: Turbulence, Energy Transfer and Reconnection
Evidently the middle term, representing scalar mass and self-interaction, is invariant under gauge transformation on φ.
Higgs and SUSY Searches at LHC : An Overview
However, any such case will be self evident, and so this does not present a problem.
Searching for non-Gaussianity in the VSA data
There is considerable amount of observational evidence to suggest that one of the dominant energy densities in the universe is contributed by self gravitating (nearly) point particles.
Gravitational clustering in Static and Expanding Backgrounds