• WordNet 3.6
    • n disprover a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Disprover One who disproves or confutes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disprover One who disproves or confutes.
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In literature:

Thus is personal prejudice disproved by the actual fact.
"Success (Second Edition)" by Max Aitken Beaverbrook
Though taken for a lunatic, the doggerel verse she sang disproved the popular slanders.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
There was nothing to disprove his statements, and he was not one of those who looked upon Germans as barbarians.
"The Hosts of the Air" by Joseph A. Altsheler
They were able to disprove no one of its clauses, and on the 12th of March it was read a last time.
"The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)" by James Anthony Froude
At the end of fourteen years it will be very difficult to find evidence to prove or disprove what you imagine may be true.
"Hetty Gray" by Rosa Mulholland
You can not disprove the Great Pyramid by showing the impossibility of putting the stones in place.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8" by Ambrose Bierce
The existence of four of them has been disproved by the researches of men with larger telescopes.
"Recreations in Astronomy" by Henry Warren
Brother Jarrum set himself energetically to disprove this supposition.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The fact that domestic servants are scarce and unwilling to do general housework, in no way disproves the soundness of these conclusions.
"Woman in Modern Society" by Earl Barnes
Even our elections disproved it.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage

In poetry:

Of the two sexes' love, 'tis said,
(Disprove it if you can,)
Woman loves least before she's wed,
But, after wed, the man.
"Maxims" by William Hutton
'Tis he whose every thought and deed
By rule of virtue moves;
Whose generous tongue disdains to speak
The thing his heart disproves.
"A Gentleman" by Horatius Bonar
``The Teuton hither hies to teach,
To prove, disprove, to delve and probe.
Fool! Pedant! Does he think to reach
The deep foundations of the globe?''
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
"Then while the fancied rage alarm'd her care,
Warm to deny, and zealous to disprove,
I bade my words the wonted softness wear,
And seized the minute of returning love.
"Elegy XXVI. Describing the Sorrow of An Ingeneous Mind" by William Shenstone
Your Horace owns he various writ,
As wild or sober maggots bit; And where too much the poet ranted,
The sage philosopher recanted.
His grave Epistles may disprove
The wanton Odes he made to love.
"Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto I." by Matthew Prior

In news:

Most entrepreneurs are compelled to beat the odds, to disprove the naysayers.
Survey disproves myth of post-racial America.
Once again, the myth of the election of Barack Obama as president of the US ushering in a post-racial society has been disproved.
Activists trying to disprove the safety of agriculture biotechnology seem devoted to proving his witticism.
Nobody has ever been able to prove or disprove the story – but we all know the legend of Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross.
Proving (a Theorem ) and Disproving (a Theory) Applying the Pythagorean Theorem to Real Life.
When you look at the individual steps in the development of life, Darwin's explanation is difficult to disprove, because some selective advantage can be imagined in almost anything.
The proponents who are "selling" this idea have no return on investment analysis to prove or disprove this statement.
Disproving the stereotype that adding permitting requirements increases burden and reduces the odds of job completion.
A recent interview with an upcoming brewing company, ChuckAlek Independent Brewers (2330 Main Street, Suite C, Ramona) disproved that theory.
We guess that disproves the rumor of a rift in their friendship (Perry was rumored to be unhappy with RiRi's reunion with Chris Brown).
Fed Out to Disprove 'Die Hard' Heist.
Matt Miller reports that the Fed is auditing the gold at the Federal Reserve to disprove conspiracy theories of a heist.
Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne worked his entire life to disprove that theory.
I challenge anyone to disprove any one of these propositions.

In science:

OTC to a general criterion that can either verify or disprove the optimality of a codeword set.
On Low Complexity Maximum Likelihood Decoding of Convolutional Codes
As only experimental measurements, e.g. the W W scattering cross section, can help to verify or disprove such models, we can just eagerly await for the next start of the LHC.
Standard Model and New Physics: theoretical and experimental perspectives
Although the available data is not sufficient at this time to perform a significant check, it is expected that more data from Tevatron Run II may improve this situation and allow one to confirm or disprove this assumption with reasonable confidence.
Averages of b-hadron and c-hadron Properties at the End of 2007
To disprove the conjecture we would have to show that generic states of the hole do have an ‘information free horizon’.
Fuzzballs and the information paradox: a summary and conjectures
This means that it is very difficult to prove (or disprove) the conjectured duality.
The AdS/CFT Correspondence and Non-perturbative QCD