• WordNet 3.6
    • n testifier a person who testifies or gives a deposition
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1968, Abbie Hoffman played with a yo-yo while testifying before a congressional committee. He was found in contempt
    • n Testifier One who testifies; one who gives testimony, or bears witness to prove anything; a witness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In ancient Rome, when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.
    • n testifier One who testifies; one who gives testimony or bears witness to anything; a witness.
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  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “Lying is a terrible vice, it testifies that one despises God, but fears men.”
  • Bible
    “We speak that what we know and testify to that which we have seen.”


In literature:

A librarian in Massachusetts testified that it was common experience that clergymen and professional men gave the most trouble.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Are there a dozen well known artists who will openly testify to a conviction of their usefulness?
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851" by Various
Pete didn't show up to testify, and everyone was looking at me.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
Delicious cake, home-made bread, generous slices of ham for sandwiches, testified gloriously to her mother's housekeeping.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
Brink could testify to threats.
"The Ambulance Made Two Trips" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
What a crowd of them to testify!
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
These girls, as records testify, were mostly starved into the life of their adoption.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862" by Various
Mr. Scatters was called to testify in his own defence, but refused to do so.
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Of course I will testify.
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
Winslow, and directed him to 2. godly and grave witnesses, who would testifie y^e same (if caled therunto) upon their oath.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford

In poetry:

Of whom did Moses testify
He did not like his brethren die,
But taken from the things of time,
Translated , saw a heav'nly clime ?
"Enigma XXXVII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
The wounds before their eyes displayed
They see in living light arrayed,
And that they see they testify
In open witness fearlessly.
"His Cheering Message From the Grave" by Augusta Treverorum
Sole King, who hung the earth on naught,
In great assemblies I will cry,
For every soul must testify,
The Lord of hosts rules all He wrought.
"My Lord And King" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
"After so many deaths to live and write."
Thou subtle God of Visions who has led
My footsteps to this room, this hour, this night
That I might testify my resurrection.
"Variations on a Theme" by Marya Zaturenska
My soul shall declare to Thee Thou art her former
And shall Thee as her maker, O God, testify,
At Thy word 'Be, O Soul' did she take on existence,
And from naught didst Thou draw her as light from the eye.
"My Soul Shall Declare" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
"Behold, I keep the oath I swore to gather
My captives--kings shall bring their gifts to thee;
Created for a witness to the nations,
My holy ones shall testify to Me--
Yea, Jesse's son Mine eyes already see."
"Duologue" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol

In news:

Officer testifies former 'Melrose Place' actress was found giggling in a ditch after fatal drunk driving crash.
After testifying before Kenneth Starr's grand jury, President Clinton addressed the nation on his "inappropriate relationship" with Monica Lewinsky.
With only three days left before President Clinton testifies in front of Ken Starr's grand jury, Washington is buzzing with what it all might mean.
President Clinton, for one, says he is looking forward to testifying before the grand jury.
It was an interesting week in politics: Vice President Al Gore fell under investigation for illegal campaign financing, and, for the first time in memory, Buddhist nuns testified on the Hill.
An American testifies against the Russian mob, forcing him and his family to enter the Witness Protection Program, move to New York City and … make a reality show about it.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 13, 2012.
The government's witnesses today included an FBI agent who testified that $2,500 in nonprofit funds - 2:55 pm.
'I had never heard of this guy,' former Jive executive testifies.
I didn't beat stripper, ' good-looking ' officer testifies.
The event, which will also offer opportunities to testify, pray and perform music, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.
Emanuel testifies briefly in Blagojevich trial.
1st witnesses testify, 1st FBI tapes played at Blago trial.
Sister testifies her parents thought daughter was too westernized.
The special agent in charge of the Phoenix ATF office during gunwalking scandal, Bill Newell, testified early this afternoon that he discussed the program with a White House staffer.

In science:

If the OTMs Me and Md are defined as in Theorem 4.1, then Me (β ) and Md testify that P ≡T S .
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
Davies et al (1994) testify that that this is indeed the case observationally.
The galaxy ancestor problem
Most of the ob jects (90% of the sample) turn out to be quite small, less that the typical disk galaxy (3.2 kpc, de Jong 1996), testifying to the power of using morphology to select dwarf galaxies.
Gas Rich Dwarfs from the PSS-II III. HI Profiles and Dynamical Masses
The new SPS experiment, employing a crystal with an amorphous edge-layer to testify this idea, has proved much the same efficiency indeed .
Computer simulation of the tevatron crystal extraction experiment
Moreover their nearly isotropic arrival distributions underlines and testify a very possible cosmic origination, in disagreement with any local (Galactic plane or Halo) expected footprint by GZK cut-off. A very weak Super-Galactic imprint seem to be present but already above GZK volume.
Upward and Horizontal Tau Air-showers from Earth Crust Crowns: Traces of Highest Energy Neutrinos Beam Dump in Widest Volumes