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substantiate -- as in: substantiated by the report
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’And you don’t object to their being looked at here, so that these people may be convinced of your power to substantiate your claim at once in law and reason, and you may resume your control over your own son without more delay.

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  • I knew that the mouse—wolf relationship was a revolutionary one to science and would be treated with suspicion, and possibly with ridicule, unless it could be so thoroughly substantiated that there would be no room to doubt its validity.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Nor did she fabricate something or distort anything important; it is easy to substantiate nearly everything she told Nathan that evening.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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