evince

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v evince give expression to "She showed her disappointment"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Evince To conquer; to subdue. "Error by his own arms is best evinced ."
    • Evince To show in a clear manner; to prove beyond any reasonable doubt; to manifest; to make evident; to bring to light; to evidence. "Common sense and experience must and will evince the truth of this."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • evince To overcome; conquer.
    • evince To show clearly or make evident; make clear by convincing evidence; manifest; exhibit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Evince e-vins′ to prove beyond doubt: to show clearly: to make evident
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Quotations

  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous%20Huxley
    “Most ignorance is evincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.”
  • Jane Austen
    Jane%20Austen
    “I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. evincere, vanquish completely, prevail, succeed in proving; e, out + vincere, to vanquish. See Victor, and cf. Evict
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. evincĕree, inten., vincĕre, to overcome.

Usage

In literature:

In these legends the lady does not seem to evince much love for her husband after she has left him.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen
But in their appointment was evinced the most reckless prostitution of their sacred order.
"Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2" by J. Endell Tyler
He thanked M. Martout warmly, and asked how soon he could evince his gratitude to the other person.
"The Man With The Broken Ear" by Edmond About
Tempest, contrary to general expectation, evinced no haste to leave the scene of his tribulation.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
Even their own house did not spare them, and as for Bloomfield, he evinced his displeasure in a way which surprised the two heroes.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
When the trader lifted him up, he evinced no fear, though he still did not speak.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
This parental love is even evinced by insects who never see their offspring.
"The Dawn of Reason" by James Weir
He soon evinced the sagacity, cunning, perseverance, and heroic courage which constitute the admiration of the Indians.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Mr. Temple evinced the greatest surprise, of course, but walked straight up to his wife.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
The younger generation of artists in particular evince a marked tendency to this fault of production.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
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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
"Feed my lambs!" this was said to one of the twelve,
Whom he called to be with him while sojourning here;
"Feed my lambs!" Oh, what love was evinced by those words,
What tender compassion, what fatherly care.
"Feed My Lambs" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow

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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