Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. prover, F. prouver, fr. L. probare, to try, approve, prove, fr. probus, good, proper. Cf. Probable Proof Probe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. prover (Fr. prouver), which, like A.S. prófian and Ger. proben, is from L. probāre—probus, excellent.
In literature:
We have tried him with the usual methods, but they have proved useless.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
What has been here proved true of the totality of the ultra-red rays is true for each of them singly.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
But this marriage, which proved happy, was the signal of new reforms.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
The smallest body that Newton used to prove his Law of Attraction was our satellite the moon.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
I saw him off, bidding him what proved to be a last farewell.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
Ralegh's guilt of the crime imputed to him was not proved at Winchester, and has never been proved since.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Is it not proved in this case that the queen was but two months old, instead of eleven?
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
This has been proved, proved beyond a doubt; and as a result of what he did I lost that election.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Sviatoslaf, the son of Olga, had proved a hardy soldier.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Next they reached Bithynia, where dwelt the blind prophet Phineus, to whom their coming proved a blessing.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
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In poetry:
Thou canst o’ercome this heart of mine,
Thou wilt victorious prove;
For everlasting strength is Thine,
And everlasting love.
"What Though I Cannot Break My Chain" by Augustus Montague Toplady
O Comforter, gentle and tender,
O holy and heavenly Dove;
We’re yielding our hearts in surrender,
We’re waiting Thy fullness to prove.
"O Comforter, Gentle and Tender" by Albert Benjamin Simpson
We’re waiting, we’re waiting
For Thee, O heavenly Dove;
We’re yielding our hearts to surrender,
We’re waiting Thy fullness to prove.
"O Comforter, Gentle and Tender" by Albert Benjamin Simpson
Yea! thine may be the fearful lot
To prove, ere Time bath dimm'd thy brow,
A sire—and yet the witness not
Of them who weep his broken vow.
"Hymn" by John Pierpont
See what a war of blushes breaks
O'er the pure whiteness of her cheeks;
The shifting colours prove by turns
The torch of Love unsteady burns.
"Epithalamium" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
My greatest grief is not my own;
That often proves a blessing,
For in my grief God's care is shown,
And as I am not left alone,
It never proves distressing;
"Others' Burdens" by Joseph Horatio Chant
In news:
Moving the $300,000 worth of ball field equipment from Overland Park to Baldwin City proved to be much more of a challenge that expected last week.
However much Bayer Leverkusen frustrated Barcelona, stifling Lionel Messi proved impossible for 90 minutes.
Cindy Gallop, founder of MakeLoveNotPorn, explains how every obstacle she encounters only proves why she must launch her "real-world" sex sites.
The grass proved greener for.
Mustangs prove too much for Aurelia baseball club , put up 17 runs in five innings.
An uneven finale to a mostly even season, but the AMC drama nevertheless proves its greatness.
How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read proves its own point.
" To prove the point of the song, "Still Gonna Die" Waylon and Jerry, unfortunately, are both dead, neither because of lack of seat belts .
Prove, you can bend the rules and still end up with a fabulous home theater.
It took a catastrophic, unforced error from a major US Senate nominee to prove the point: In 2012, candidate quality matters - a lot.
A good reputation proved to be a powerful asset for developer Bob Jones Tuesday night.
Prove the directional capability of 13 3/8-in.
When Detroit News reporter Charlie LeDuff wants to prove a point, Detroit News reporter Charlie LeDuff is going to prove a point.
Fox 2 Detroit reporter Charlie LeDuff goes way out of his way to prove that the Detroit Meals on Wheels program is not good.
Charlie eats cat food to prove that even animal byproducts from a can taste better than the food Meals on Wheels is serving to seniors.
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In science:
In this section we will prove Theorem 2 in the case n > 2 by proving a more precise result, whose statement requires us to introduce some notation.
On the existence of absolutely simple abelian varieties of a given dimension over an arbitrary field
In order to prove theorem 4.1 we shall ﬁrst prove a deﬁnable Ramsey theorem in V [G].
On the consistency of the definable tree property on \aleph_1
We can prove that one of the identities follows from the assumptions on F and Ω, but we are not be able to prove the others.
Generalized vertex algebras generated by parafermion-like vertex operators
This last fact implies (2.20) and the lemma is proved.♦ It remains to prove the following proposition.
Fluctuations of the free energy in the REM and the p-spin SK models
To prove the Proposition, it is enough to prove that there exists a rational number γ > 0 such that if the ramiﬁcation of OL /OK is bounded by a > 0, then a > γ and πa−γ On ⊂ σ(J )On .
Ramification of local fields with imperfect residue fields
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