bear witness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bear witness give testimony in a court of law
    • v bear witness provide evidence for "The blood test showed that he was the father","Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
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Quotations

  • Aldous Huxley
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    “Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unshown marble of great sculpture. The silent bear no witness against themselves.”

Usage

In literature:

Everybody's consciousness bears witness.
"Bits About Home Matters" by Helen Hunt Jackson
But you may prosper for all that; there is no just God, but a God of lies, that bears witness against the innocent!
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV." by Editors: Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
History is full of stories bearing witness to the extravagant prodigalities of certain nobles on such occasions.
"Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period" by Paul Lacroix
Either of the Senators from that State will bear witness as to the high character of this gentleman, Mr. Jordan.
"Debate On Woman Suffrage In The Senate Of The United States," by Henry W. Blair, J.E. Brown, J.N. Dolph, G.G. Vest, Geo. F. Hoar.
Then, again, the Press itself in the South bears witness to what every one must admit to be an inhuman practice.
"Lands of the Slave and the Free" by Henry A. Murray
Thus Satan bears witness perforce against the vanities of Venus!
"The Saint's Tragedy" by Charles Kingsley
She was visibly terrified at the sight of the old wretch; while I (sincerely affected) appealed, Bear witness, Mrs.
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
And speaking of types, what shall we say of this cloud of witnesses, bearing the most honoured name in music, the name of Bach?
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2" by Rupert Hughes
ANNE CATHERICK, half-witted girl, the natural sister of Laura Fairlie, to whom she bears a strong resemblance.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Yes, to her skill I myself can bear witness.
"Armenian Literature" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

When even the very blossoms
Around the fountain's brim,
And forest walks, can witness
The love I bear to him.
"Song From The Spanish Of Iglesias" by William Cullen Bryant
My wounds and rags my need proclaim,
Thy needful help insure:
My wounds bear witness that I'm lame,
My rags that I am poor.
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine
Unveil his effigy between
The living and the dead to-day;
The fathers of the Old Thirteen
Shall witness bear as spirits may.
"One Of The Signers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Ah me! — who is it, that I hear
Against me deadly witness bear,
But he who tempted me of yore
To listen to his fatal lore?
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
In the Gates of Death rejoice!
We see and hold the good—
Bear witness, Earth, we have made our choice
For Freedom's brotherhood.
"The Choice (The American Spirit Speaks)" by Rudyard Kipling
Thou brave and true one! upon whom
Was laid the cross of martyrdom,
How didst thou, in thy generous youth,
Bear witness to this blessed truth!
"The Cross" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Bearing witness to the Dust Bowl.
Bearing Catholic witness in a secular world was a prevailing theme during many of the speeches and breakout sessions during the 2012 College Conference in New Haven, Conn.
They, with "we, the people" and gravestones from Flanders Field to Arlington and Andersonville national cemeteries, bear witness that the United States of America will remain a free democracy whoever we elect.
Bearing witness to the Dust Bowl .
"You shall not bear false witness …" (Exodus 20:9).
A photographer emerges from the rebel district of Homs to bear witness to the carnage.
Memorial Park to bear witness to silent victims.
This week, thousands at Miami Art Week will bear witness to the show's first open-submission curated GIF festival.
Although urban legend has it that the Chicago native was a ferocious MC when he was a youngster, we haven't bear witness to his earlier years of him spitting rhymes on the mic.
The Chicago Bears welcome the Green Bay Packers to Soldier Field at noon on Sunday, Dec 16, and you could witness the rivalry live.
Imagine a Tolkien-like world, where trees have consciousness and bear mute witness to the events that pass by: silent sentinels, watching for centuries in slow, suspended animation.
Flashback to New York's 52nd Street circa 1948 at the Five Spot: Miles Davis and Charlie Parker are scorching through a set while an elbow-room-only crowd unknowingly bears witness to a defining moment in American culture.
Image Gallery for Sergeant bears solemn witness.
So Ryan, a 30-year-old from Florida, has made the perilous decision to bear witness to atrocities in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, secretly staying behind when other foreigners were evacuated.
Lowell Melser report highlights risk in bearing witness to storm.
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In science:

Extensive use of hypertext documents carrying navigational links embedded within them bear witness to the fact.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
MC simulations bears witness both to the robustness of the results as regards neural systems, and to the viability of using this method for studying dynamics on correlated networks.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
But with the increasing sensitivity of IR, FIR, and submm telescopes, dust is increasingly important as a diagnostic, with its emission spectrum providing an indicator of physical conditions, and its radiated power bearing witness to star populations of which we might otherwise be unaware.
Astrophysics of Dust in Cold Clouds
The high red-shift universe The composition of the broad emission-line gas in quasars bears witness to the effect of rapid star formation accompanying that of the central black hole (Fred Hamann).
Summary Talk
The Heegaard splitting constructed in Example 22 bears witness to the fact that the Heegaard genus of M n is at most n .
Destabilizing amalgamated Heegaard splittings
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