With a witness


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • With a witness effectually; to a great degree; with great force, so as to leave some mark as a testimony.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • With a witness (Shak.) to a great degree
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  • William Shakespeare
    “The devil can site scripture for his own purpose! An evil soul producing holy witness is like a villain with a smiling cheek. [Merchant Of Venice]”
  • Dorothy Parker
    “There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Sometimes we are inclined to class those who are once-and-a-half witted with the half-witted, because we appreciate only a third part of their wit.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. witnes, testimony—witan, to know.


In literature:

Money is a thing which every heavy-witted plutocrat in the country shares with us.
"The Last Galley" by Arthur Conan Doyle
I've witnessed my whole life flashing past in a second, with its joys and sorrows, its beauty and its misery!
"The Road to Damascus" by August Strindberg
He was a witness of my sufferings, and with deep compassion ministered to my necessities.
"Zenobia" by William Ware
One can be a fool with much wit, and one need not be a fool even with very little wit.
"Reflections" by Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
He was wide awake and out of bed with all his wits by him in a moment.
"Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood" by George MacDonald
Marvell rejoined, with a rare combination of wit and argument.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) Old Portraits, Modern Sketches, Personal Sketches and Tributes, Historical Papers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Marvell rejoined, with a rare combination of wit and argument.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
"An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism" by Joseph Stump
His constant flow of well-told stories, flavored with native Irish wit, was a sure panacea for despondency.
"The Long Labrador Trail" by Dillon Wallace
Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
"An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism" by Joseph Stump
When Pseudolus is racking his wits for a stratagem, Harpax obligingly drops in with all the requisites.
"The Dramatic Values in Plautus" by Wilton Wallace Blancke
Bruce Wright, who, as will already have been seen, was a young man with all his wits about him, did not fail to remark it.
"The Yellow Streak" by Valentine Williams
Need it be said that when he reached dry laud, Mr. P. became a hero with the crowds who had witnessed this heroic struggle?
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 18, July 30, 1870" by Various
The recluse witnesses what others perform by their aid with a kind of fear.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 2, December, 1857" by Various
In a breath he who had been so recently outmatched recollected his wits and took the initiative with admirable address.
"Alias The Lone Wolf" by Louis Joseph Vance
If inferior to Pindar in passion and loftiness, it glows with a more genial humanity and with purer wit.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume I" by John Lord
Nature hath furnished him with a little more wit upon compassion, for it is like to be his best revenue.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
The thought filled me with a rapture I cannot describe, and you witnessed my excitement.
"Prince Zaleski" by M.P. Shiel
But he had wit of a sharp, logical kind, and his style surprises with all manner of verbal antics.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson" by Henry A. Beers
And I shall bring a witness with me to see them take the money.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

Hard was thy fate, Eliza!—It was thine,
Tho' wit thy mind, tho' beauty grac'd thy form,
Behind Affliction's weeping cloud to shine,
With star-like radiance, in a night of storm.
"Lines Written At Brighton" by Sir John Carr
WHEN first I saw you, in eclipse,
A veil about your head,
And wondered at those unseen lips
With wit bediamonded:
Then laughing down the street I went,
And sang upon my way, content.
"Love and Humour" by Herbert Ashley Asquith
"You'll cut him with a shilling,"
Exclaimed the man of wits:
"I'll leave my wealth," said Brentford,
"Sir Lawyer, as befits;
And portion both their fortunes
Unto their several wits."
"The King Of Brentford’s Testament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Merry Whitefoord, farewell! for 'thy' sake I admit That a Scot may have humour, I had almost said wit:
This debt to thy mem'ry I cannot refuse,
'Thou best humour'd man with the worst humour'd muse.'
"Retaliation: A Poem" by Oliver Goldsmith
Since then, my God, thou hast
So brave a Palace built; O dwell in it,
That it may dwell with thee at last!
Till then, afford us so much wit;
That, as the world serves us, we may serve thee,
And both thy servants be.
"Man" by George Herbert
O Spitefull bitter thought!
Bitterly spitefull thought! Couldst thou invent
So high a torture? Is such poyson boguht?
Doubtlesse, but in the way of punishment,
When wit contrives to meet with thee,
No such rank poyson can there be.
"Assurance" by George Herbert

In news:

Manuel Martinez, 20, was charged with tampering with a witness.
With the economic challenges of Western Europe, we are witnessing a great deal of price adjustments on that region's wines.
He says witnesses say the shooter was a bald, white man with a 9/11 tattoo.
A Marshall County man was stabbed three times Wednesday afternoon near a mobile home park where his alleged assailant lives and Lewisburg Police obtained an arrest warrant after speaking with witnesses who saw the altercation.
A witness contacted police with a report of suspected animal abuse in the area of Quarry Road around 4 pm Friday, police said.
WACO, Texas—A 25-year-old Waco man was arrested and charged with retaliating against a potential witness in his brother's capital murder trial.
A Redding Police officer tased a man whom witnesses say threatened several people with a knife.
Police credit witnesses with helping them find a woman suspected of striking a cyclist with her vehicle in North Raleigh and then driving off.
Mandy Johnson said the miracles began right away, with a witness, William Sheridan, who ran to help her husband.
A boy who was 10 when he was charged with fatally shooting his neo -Nazi father is having his trial interrupted for two months because of a conflict over a witness.
Law enforcement officials say the investigation into a recent robbery at the local Chicken Express restaurant is still ongoing , with interviews with witnesses still under way.
00 am Sunday while the woman was walking with a female witness.
Seems like when I play them, I get into trouble a lot of the time, but I witness other players winning with them all the time.
Lobo fans witnessed a close game in Snowflake and were rewarded with a hard fought, six-point win over visiting St Johns on Friday night.
' Smashed ' is a booze film with a dry wit.

In science:

Let P be a semisimple centreless definable group with π : S → P witnessing the semisimplicity of S (according to Definition 2.5).
On Levi subgroups and the Levi decomposition for groups definable in o-minimal structures
Another example due to Hrushovski witnessing this is presented in Pillay [Pil11] – a proper dense elementary pair of ACVF’s F1 ≺ F2 with the same residue field and value group.
Externally definable sets and dependent pairs II
If hWPHP(R, n)i has polysize G∗ 2 (R) proofs, then given n we could use an N P oracle to find a proof of WPHP(R, n)i, and then use (ii) to solve the witnessing problem with an N P (R) oracle.
Relativized Propositional Calculus
In Section 3, we compute the Borel cardinalities of the existing examples as well as some new examples witnessing non G-compactness, with G00/G000 playing a prominent role.
Borel equivalence relations and Lascar strong types
For the second part of (iii), if C ⊆ X × Y is closed and witnesses the definability of f , then by 1.7(ii), let g be a Borel section of the (continuous) surjection C → X and compose it with the pro jection on the second coordinate to get a Borel map h : X → Y which clearly induces f .
Borel equivalence relations and Lascar strong types
Assume that (r, s) ∈ CgB (c, d) is witnessed by a strictly decreasing Maltsev chain with associated polynomials generated by fundamental translations.
The Undecidability of the Definability of Principal Subcongruences
We say that S ⊆ V is a witness of rainbow H in G if there is a bijection f from V (H ) to S such that each edge xy ∈ E (H ) can be assigned a distinct element wxy ∈ W with wxy ∈ Sf (x) ∩ Sf (y) .
Large cliques in sparse random intersection graphs
To wit, we glue in a disk with boundary E , and use it to connect each endpoint i to its counterpart i′ .
Simple curves on surfaces
The arcsec resolution achievable with the Chandra satellite is revealing a variety of small– scale structures in the ICM, which are witnessing the presence of complex physical processes 20 .
Summary: Clusters of Galaxies and the High Redshift Universe Observed in X-Rays
With the rapidly developing impact of the debris of Supernova 1987A with its inner circumstellar ring, we have an unprecedented opportunity to witness the birth of a supernova remnant, SNR1987A (McCray 2005).
Chandra Observations of Shock Kinematics in Supernova Remnant 1987A
One can associate with this second-order interference a HBT witness operator quantifying entanglement for pure and mixed Gaussian EPR states.
Witnessing Entanglement of EPR States With Second-Order Interference
It fits also well with program extraction from termination proofs: in [Gir98, Ter04]) a naive set theory is presented in which the provably total functions are exactly the polytime functions; the witness programs are extracted from proofs as light affine lambda-calculus terms.
An Embedding of the BSS Model of Computation in Light Affine Lambda-Calculus
Thus, when we say “a search algorithm for L” we mean an algorithm that on input x ∈ L outputs an NP-witness w that x is a member of L, with respect to an implicit NP-relation V such that L = LV .
Average-Case Complexity
In the case of randomized algorithms, we can distinguish different types of error that the algorithm makes over its randomness. A “zero-error” randomized search algorithm is required to output, for all x ∈ L, either a witness for x or ⊥ with probability one over its randomness.
Average-Case Complexity
Specifically, let F be the set of all y such that y ∈ L′ but A′ (y ; p(n), δ/2q2 (n)) fails to return a witness of y with probability 1/4 or more.
Average-Case Complexity