• WordNet 3.6
    • adj confirmed of persons; not subject to change "a confirmed bachelor","a confirmed invalid"
    • adj confirmed having been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation "confirmed reservations","received confirmed reports of casualties","a confirmed Catholic"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • confirmed Made firm; fixed; established; inveterate; steadfast; settled: as, a confirmed skeptic; a confirmed drunkard; a confirmed valetudinarian.
    • confirmed Eccles., admitted to the full privileges of the church by the laying on of hands. See confirmation, 1 .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Confirmed settled: inveterate
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Faith makes a Christian. Life proves a Christian. Trial confirms a Christian. Death crowns a Christian.”
  • Leo Rosten
    “Courage is the capacity to confirm what can be imagined.”
  • Marion D. Hanks
    Marion D. Hanks
    “Every human being is trying to say something to others. Trying to cry out I am alive, notice me! Speak to me! Confirm that I am important, that I matter!!”
  • Catullus
    “It is difficult to lay aside a confirmed passion.”
  • Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence Durrell
    “Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.”
  • Voltaire
    “In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.”


Confirmed bachelor - A confirmed bachelor is a man who shows little or no interest in women. It can be used to suggest that they're gay.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. confermer—L. confirmārecon, inten., and firmārefirmus, firm.


In literature:

The most victorious King William approved and confirmed this decision.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The assertion is abundantly confirmed.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
Only a newly confirmed Fin girl, whom they had taken in some years before, was left at home.
"The Visionary" by Jonas Lie
Seasonable remitting, receiving, comforting, and authoritative confirming again in the communion of the Church those that are penitent.
"The Divine Right of Church Government" by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
She felt most at ease with Payne, who was a quiet, elderly man and a confirmed bachelor.
"The Elephant God" by Gordon Casserly
He that is dead will not confirm that word.
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
The account which we had heard of the Adventure was now confirmed to us by this ship.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
These views, we trust, will be amply confirmed when we come to examine each great religion separately and carefully.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
At supper Mr. Palmer asked suddenly if the headmaster wanted Mark to go into the Confirmation Class this term.
"The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
This statement is singularly and most conclusively confirmed by Rabbi Simon, who wrote two hundred years before the birth of Christ.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
But as no other one has come forward in confirmation, MM.
"Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1" by Michael Faraday
And doth not the present state of the world confirm these expectations?
"Sermons on Various Important Subjects" by Andrew Lee
But love had certainly met me on the way, and I now had confirmation of my fear that Vaughn was hard hit.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
This photographic record confirms that of Pl.
"Mysterious Psychic Forces" by Camille Flammarion
This is confirmed by Villani, who tells us that, by the middle of the century, there were no heretics in Florence.
"A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II" by Henry Charles Lea
The evidence of the letter to Titus tends materially to confirm these conclusions.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Pastoral Epistles" by Alfred Plummer
Confirm goodness in those that are seeking it.
"The Meaning of Faith" by Harry Emerson Fosdick
They serve to confirm our suspicion.
"Johnny Ludlow, Second Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
His suspicions of her then were not confirmed.
"Whither Thou Goest" by William Le Queux
Numerous survivals confirm this hypothesis.
"The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life" by Emile Durkheim

In poetry:

So did his wife Sapphira die,
When she came in, and grew so bold
As to confirm that wicked lie,
Which just before her husband told.
"Against Lying" by Isaac Watts
Give thou more or less, as we
Shall serve the right or serve the wrong.
Confirm our freedom but so long
As we are worthy to be free.
"Invocation" by Ambrose Bierce
No sound. No one’s in hiding.
Confirming its pure desolation,
it returns to its game – slipping
from roof, to gutter, slides on.
"The Weeping Garden" by Boris Pasternak
From traits of each our love receives
For comfort nobler scope;
While light which childlike genius leaves
Confirms the infant's hope:
"Verses To The Memory Of A Child" by Thomas Noon Talfourd
Great Britain shakes beneath thy stroke
And dreads thy threat'ning hand;
O heal the island thou hast broke,
Confirm the wav'ring land.
"Psalm 60" by Isaac Watts
Lord, if I now thy drawings feel,
And ask according to thy will,
Confirm the prayer, the seal impart,
And speak the answer to my heart.
"Hymn XVII: Jesus, From Whom All Blessings Grow" by Charles Wesley

In news:

RCA Execs Confirm Jive and Arista Labels Shut Down.
Congressman-elect Chris Gibson was assigned to the House Agriculture and Armed Services committees, his spokesman confirmed today.
Columbia County Chief Magistrate Bobby confirmed Friday that he's been activated through the Georgia Army National Guard .
The Senate has confirmed Maj.
When a user includes an Outlook email attachment that meets the size specified in the Configuration tab with no confirmation configured, the YouSendIt plug-in is used seamlessly.
Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings might not have produced the drama that some had hoped for.
Auckland Uni confirms plans for brewery site.
Rally New Zealand has confirmed it will shift its base from Hamilton and back to Auckland for next year's event.
"For me, it confirmed my suspicion that I need to give my family, especially my daughter, organic foods, free of toxins, and keep our lives as stress-free as possible," Martin said.
We heard, and Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik confirmed, that the Korean automaker will supply Chrysler with six-speed automatic transmission s for use in the new Dodge Dart.
Avadis " Avie " Tevanian, Apple Computer's Chief Technology Officer, is leaving the firm to "pursue other interests," the company confirmed Monday.
Although Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli only officially confirmed their split to Us Weekly on March 13, the pair have actually been apart for some time.
Confirmation hearing set for AF chief nominee.
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger The long-awaited confirmation hearing for New Jersey Supreme Court nominee Bruce Harris, the mayor of Chatham, is scheduled to begin today.
Harris will have a confirmation hearing on May 31.

In science:

We have just confirmed that the orbital motion along the azimuth coordinate ϕ is not a smooth one but is rather barrier controlled.
Chirality of off-center orbital rotation: comparison with lepton spin rotation
We then observe the targets with AAOmega to confirm that they are galaxies and measure their redshifts.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
And the resulting spectrum is a fabulous confirmation of the technology! Even after a 15(cid:160)min exposure, it was clear that the OH-suppressing fibre works. A stacked IRIS2 image is shown in Figure 2. Unfortunately, we could not get all of the suppressed region onto the detector.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
As noted, equal relativistic doppler shifts in A and B will confirm equal clock rates (Gravitational effects are considered later in this paper).
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
These very intriguing simulation results need to be confirmed and extended by higher resolution simulations of many more galaxies.
Dark Matter and Galaxy Formation
A statistical analysis of the sample 275 successful and 275 best refereed unsuccessful applicants confirms this picture: ANOVA finds no differences between the two groups, no correlation exists between past performance, referee score, and funding received, and the DA does not work.
Past Performance as Predictor of Successful Grant Applications: A Case Study
The result is 99.610687% of pixels differ from the image encrypted with the key K2 from that encrypted with K1. The difference image shown in 3D confirms this.
Encryption Quality Analysis and Security Evaluation of CAST-128 Algorithm and its Modified Version using Digital Images
Early cosmological simulations also predict large numbers of dwarf galaxies in voids, which, since this is not confirmed by observations either, is another face of the missing dwarfs issue.
Dwarf-Galaxy Cosmology
This confirms that Destination node nitin is not reachable.
An Envision of Low Cost Mobile Adhoc Network Test Bed in a Laboratory Environment Emulating an Actual MANET
It is likely that the concept of gravitational field propagation had to wait around one century before evolving to the concept of gravitational waves. It seems that only after the experimental confirmation of the existence of electromagnetic waves by H.
The Past, Present and Future of the Resonant-Mass Gravitational Wave Detectors
In the following years, various experimenters built more sensitive bars, including lowtemperature bars, and looked for signals, but none of them confirmed Weber’ s findings. The first ones to find null results were Tyson at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, and Levine and Garwin at the IBM Thomas J.
The Past, Present and Future of the Resonant-Mass Gravitational Wave Detectors
The direct confirmation of the existence of these waves will be, in itself, a very important scientific milestone.
The Past, Present and Future of the Resonant-Mass Gravitational Wave Detectors
To date there is no conclusive confirmation of such events, and theoretical estimates of local fluxes carried out so far also reinforce this position. However, Weber’ s pioneering work was decisive for the initial growth of the gravitational wave community.
The Past, Present and Future of the Resonant-Mass Gravitational Wave Detectors
Their predictive success surprised even their advocates, e.g. in 1933 Fermi pre-discovered the neutrino before research verified it in 1953, and Dirac’s equations similarly predicted anti-matter before it too was later confirmed.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
As a comparison we plotted in continuous line the prediction of compression stress issued from the potential identification from tension data only (i.e., as if the contribution of g(I2) was neglected). It confirms that the effect of the second invariant has to be taken into account.
Tools for multiaxial validation of behavior laws chosen for modeling hyper-elasticity of rubber-like materials