• WordNet 3.6
    • n provenance where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence "the birthplace of civilization"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It has been medically been proven that laughter is an effective pain killer
    • n provenance Origin; source or quarter from which anything comes; provenience: especially in the sense of ‘place of manufacture, production, or discovery.’
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Electrical stimulation of certain areas of the brain has been proven to revive long-lost memories.
    • n Provenance prov′e-nans the source from which anything comes or is derived
    • Provenance Also Provē′nience
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  • Carl Lewis
    Carl Lewis
    “Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.”
  • Arthur C. Clarke
    Arthur C. Clarke
    “It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.”
  • Ogden Nash
    “Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals?”
  • Daniel Readon
    Daniel Readon
    “In the long run, the pessimist may be proven right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.”
  • George F. Will
    “The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.”


In literature:

One night Fred's father was murdered, by whom was never exactly proven.
"Vanguards of the Plains" by Margaret McCarter
So the Conquerer ordered that every murder victim was assumed to be Norman unless proven English.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
She respects all men until they are proven unworthy.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Such an ideal community plant has proven by no means a vision incapable of realization.
"Keeping Fit All the Way" by Walter Camp
Provenance unknown; connexion with Troy suspected.
"How to Observe in Archaeology" by Various
The personal bravery of the man was proven more than once in his life, and on the approach of death he was undismayed.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The heart of the people has proven again sound and true.
"Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed." by Calvin Coolidge
The patroon system of peopling the colony had proven a total failure.
"The Story of Manhattan" by Charles Hemstreet
The 'Quarterly' seems to assume, that no woman, without gross hypocrisy, can stand by a sister proven to have been guilty.
"Lady Byron Vindicated" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Has the experiment of universal suffrage proven a success?
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
The Duty to establish it Proven.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
In fact, the bias of Barclay's nature was towards the proven and the practical.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
He had seen her, she had been in New York, as was proven by Bob Reynolds, but where was she now, and who were those people with her?
"Family Pride" by Mary J. Holmes
What he had dreaded had proven itself true, and more.
"His Grace of Osmonde" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
That was proven the day she was drenched to the skin.
"The Northern Light" by E. Werner
It needed not this incident to establish his courage; that had long been proven to be undoubted.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
He was a magnificent horseman, as his ride to Three Rivers has proven.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
What you say is fully proven in this letter.
"Dick the Bank Boy" by Frank V. Webster
His services during the month's terrific struggle had proven invaluable.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The "Reds" under one name or another have in the long run proven to be far more than evolutionists in the various countries of Europe.
"The Red Conspiracy" by Joseph J. Mereto

In poetry:

Calm within the twilight woven
By the lofty boughs above,
Let us with the deep unproven
Silence blend our proven love.
"En Sourdine" by Clark Ashton Smith
Brethren, how shall it fare with me
When the war is laid aside,
If it be proven that I am he
For whom a world has died?
"The Question" by Rudyard Kipling
If it be proven that all my good,
And the greater good I will make,
Were purchased me by a multitude
Who suffered for my sake?
"The Question" by Rudyard Kipling
Wrecked and wretched, lost and lonely,
Crushed by grief's oppressive weight
With a prayer for Clifford only,
I resign me to my fate.
Chains that bind the soul I've proven
Strong as they were iron woven.
"The Deserted Bride" by George Pope Morris
Yet but a peace did God withhold
That proven heart from joy,
And, where sad Hagar saw of old
His grace by Lahai-roi —
The well of Life and Vision — sent ere long
On that lone, silent tent new love in light and song.
"The Meditation Of Isaac" by Samuel John Stone
And Arthur, 'Have thy pleasant field again,
And thrice the gold for Uther's use thereof,
According to the years. No boon is here,
But justice, so thy say be proven true.
Accursed, who from the wrongs his father did
Would shape himself a right!'
"Gareth And Lynette" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Fieldbus has proven its merit in bringing projects online more efficiently, allowing better diagnostics, and control, and reducing maintenance costs and inventories.
The addition of the industry-proven KFELS B Class jackup rig will boost the capability of our premium fl...
I can only assume that it was he who sent me (a proven cynic) an unmarked and unsolicited box containing two cans of Nose Jammer to try.
It is a known and proven fact: If you write your goals down, you are 80 percent more likely to achieve them over the people who don't write their goals down.
I may be a power tool kind o' guy, but nevertheless, I favor traditional joints, those proven through centuries of use.
Bananas have proven to be just as effective during a hard workout as sports energy drinks.
Committed to bringing the finest, most proven technology to mid-Missouri.
Amarillo, Texas-based Leading Edge boasts high capacity as well as proven painting capabilities.
Provençal Leg of Lamb .
Two building blocks of American justice are 'innocent until proven guilty' and 'no unreasonable search and seizure'.
Tulsa's road-building legacy and policies of the past have proven to be fiscally unsustainable.
Try proven methods first, and then ask lots of questions before buying.
Most PTSD Treatments Not Proven Effective.
That was proven again yesterday on anything related to Rep Ron Paul of Texas.
'Sexuality In Contemporary Society' At Provenance Center In New London.

In science:

That K is also a left adjoint of H is proven in the same way.
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
That Rep D(H ) is modular has been proven for H = CG , where G is a finite group, and for semisimple H over an algebraically closed field k of characteristic zero . A proof which covers also weak Hopf algebras (or finite quantum groupoids) is given in .
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
We have already proven that Rep H is a spherical ribbon category.
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
Indeed, for quantum algebras U q (g lN ), it has been proven that they are natural deformations of symmetric spaces .
Twisted superYangians and their representations
Therefore from this proven set of generators we can check whether a particular set is infact a generating set.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
This Theorem follows from the next two general theorems proven by S.
An example of simple Lie superalgebra with several invariant bilinear forms
This statement can be proven using the same technique as in the classical (string) automata theory.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
For a uniform Bose system, it has been proven that the elementary excitation spectrum becomes the gapless Goldstone mode .
Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity of dilute Bose gas in a random potential
In spherical symmetry this can be proven rather easily (see, e.g., ).
(In)finiteness of Spherically Symmetric Static Perfect Fluids
Again, we have proven existence of an all orders solution.
Marginal Deformations of N=4 SYM and of its Supersymmetric Orbifold Descendants
The proposition follows from transformation properties of Φ(g , h, κ, z , τ , x) proven in Theorem 4.3 of .
McKay correspondence for elliptic genera
This fact can be proven by a straightforward modification of the technique outlined in the present section.
Random Matrices close to Hermitian or unitary: overview of methods and results
This can be proven by comparing the coefficients of y 2p .
Random matrix theory and discrete moments of the Riemann zeta function
A similar theorem was proven by Bollob á s in .
Obtaining hamilton cicuits in graphs and digraphs
A similar theorem was proven by Bollob á s in .
Obtaining hamilton cicuits in graphs and digraphs