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substantiate -- as in: substantiated by the report
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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
  • Some were perusing the article, others making comments and recalling circumstances which substantiated the charges still more.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • In behalf of the dignity of whaling, I would fain advance naught but substantiated facts.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • "The point here," Langdon said, motioning back to the bookshelf, "is that all of these books substantiate the same historical claim."
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Evidence against her or suspicious circumstances-Story of man in her compartment is substantiated by the evidence of Hardman and that of the woman Schmidt.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • If Salander’s evidence could not be substantiated or the man was acquitted, the company might risk a libel suit.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • There’s enough evidence here to substantiate the fact that you knew this necklace was stolen, and you took it anyway.’
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Your sister substantiates this failing for as her letter progresses her judgment gives way to temper — her thoughts are good, lucid the products of intelligence, but it is not now an unbiased, impersonal intelligence.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • As if to substantiate Sato’s portentous tone, the mantel clock began chiming the hour.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol

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  • How was a glyphic comparison of the phonic symbols of both languages made in substantiation of the oral comparison?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The fact that nobody could substantiate this report was, of course, nothing against its secret currency.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Others said he was in a youth prison camp, although we couldn’t substantiate this.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • It merely remains for me to substantiate these accusations; and then, with my ill-starred family, to disappear from the landscape on which we appear to be an encumbrance.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Her presence so exceptionally substantiated the girl’s utmost hopes that she almost feared her good fortune.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Her dull, cowed, and listless manner for days seemed to substantiate all this.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • She will never be able to substantiate the charge.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • "That is well substantiated," said K., who had been repeating some parts of the priest’s explanation to himself in a whisper.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • You will be pleased," he said, "to find your careful notes substantiated your grandfather’s sightings and made the difference.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • And you can substantiate this?
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • These incidents, however, dissolving in the pure light of her character, had no longer the efficacy of facts, but were acknowledged as mistaken fantasies, by whatever testimony of the senses they might appear to be substantiated.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini’s Daughter
  • While the late Archbishop was Chancellor, he wholeheartedly supported the King’s designs: this is an important point, which, if necessary, I can substantiate.
    T.S. Eliot  --  Murder in the Cathedral
  • And I would read him the letter—reading slowly and pronouncing each word with extreme care—telling him that his claims for a pension had not been substantiated and that his application had been rejected.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • ONE of the things that Roberta soon found was that her intuitive notions in regard to all this were not without speedy substantiation.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • In utter disbelief Catherine had demanded substantiation and by 2:15 had twice read the State Department’s lengthy and top-secret dossier on Sheng Chou Yang, but she continued to strenuously object as the accuracy could not be verified.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • ’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.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • He never grants interviews, never denies or substantiates anything written about him.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Stories of that kind are hard to substantiate.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • He thought doctors often drew conclusions that they could not substantiate.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Do we have any witnesses to substantiate these accusations?
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • She’s the one that’s in charge:’ Heath had just substantiated my fears.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Indeed, academic studies have substantiated Mills’s anxiety.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • He would not, of course, commit himself, but he made enough generalizations to substantiate my suspicions.
    James Thurber  --  The Catbird Seat
  • None of this can be substantiated.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Vlad forced a smile, not wanting to cause any more damage or to do anything that might substantiate any possible claims that he was a bloodthirsty monster.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • editor’s note: bookkeeping records substantiate ellen rimbauer’s claim of firing the thirty-four staff members for a period of four months.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Each of them had been extensively examined with respect to authentic credentials and fully substantiated business or personal reasons for entering the country.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Vague rumors, a few words here and there, unauthenticated stories, were all Duane had gathered in years to substantiate his belief—that Jennie died shortly after the beginning of her second captivity.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • But while Rush substantiated so much that Adams liked to believe about the meaning of friendship, another old friend, Mercy Otis Warren, hurt and provoked him as no one had in years, and without warning.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • To this proposition the physician made no reply; but he was observed to cast his eyes around him, as if to enumerate the witnesses, in order to substantiate this promise also, at a future day, should it prove necessary.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • When he did open his mouth and let the world know what was really happening while they went aboutdaily life as if all was just peachy, he would have to substantiate his claims with his own data, not data that pointed to Theresa.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Nor is nature so poor, but she gives me this joy several times, and thus we weave social threads of our own, a new web of relations; and, as many thoughts in succession substantiate themselves, we shall by-and-by stand in a new world of our own creation, and no longer strangers and pilgrims is a traditionary globe.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • In the course of his studies, this sidetracked civil servant had succeeded in convincing himself that the proofs science claimed substantiated the impossibility of this construction were invalid and that Providence had removed him, Paravant, from the world of the living below and brought him here, because it had chosen him to grab hold of that transcendent goal and drag it down into earthly realms of exact realization.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • At CERN we call it ’Substantiate or suffocate.’
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • In view of the fact that the charges against the schoolmistress of the village Ignatodvortsy have not been substantiated, the army soviet proposes " Kamennodvorsky took a piece of paper from his pocket and handed it to the doctor.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • And if you did, you could be claiming to have been tipped off by some angel to substantiate this other story.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • He was wondering now again whether he was dealing with a truthful girl or whether his first suspicions were being substantiated.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • He substantiates every word.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • And for some of these averments, he added, substantiating proof was not far.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • At first indeed he was naturally for summoning that substantiation of his allegations which Claggart said was at hand.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
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