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  • Despite the service of summons, they had not appeared in the court to adduce their evidence.
  • It cannot be refuted logically, but various facts can be adduced which make it gradually less simple and plausible, until at last it turns out to be easier to abandon it wholly and look at the matter in a totally different way.
    Bertrand Russell  --  The Analysis of Mind
  • …of external pressures brought to bear on the witness prior to and after both trial and recantation; the actions of the witness that lend credence to his trial testimony and the actions of the witness that lend credence to his recantation; evidence adduced at trial in contradiction of the witness’ testimony on details, and due to the nature of this case, any evidence from any source concerning the inability of the witness to have known the facts to which he testified to at trial.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Had Mike still been in the vicinity I might have borrowed two of his Huskies and, by feeding one of them on mice alone and the other on caribou meat ( if and when this became obtainable), and then subjecting both dogs to similar tests, I would have been able to adduce the proof for or against the validity of the mouse—wolf concept.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • In a trembling, faltering voice Pierre began adducing proofs of the truth of his statements.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • There is no evidence to adduce, and whether or not the man himself committed the murders there is now none to say.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • She was tranquil, yet her tranquillity was evidently constrained; and as her confusion had before been adduced as a proof of her guilt, she worked up her mind to an appearance of courage.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • His progress was a series of yelps, from which might have been adduced the number of rocks he encountered.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • These are but few facts, among multitudes which might be adduced, to show the self-denial, energy, patience, and honesty, which the slave has exhibited in a state of freedom.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • His marital breast is the repository of secrets which decorum is reluctant to adduce.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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  • Concerning these two methods of rising to be a prince by ability or fortune, I wish to adduce two examples within our own recollection, and these are Francesco Sforza(*) and Cesare Borgia.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • But the Wellands always went to Newport, where they owned one of the square boxes on the cliffs, and their son-in-law could adduce no good reason why he and May should not join them there.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Of the scholars I read, Peter Uvin takes the greatest pains to adduce the possible causes and to discriminate among them, dismissing several that are widely mentioned.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • …the transaction in the church had not been noisy; there was no explosion of passion, no loud altercation, no dispute, no defiance or challenge, no tears, no sobs: a few words had been spoken, a calmly pronounced objection to the marriage made; some stern, short questions put by Mr. Rochester; answers, explanations given, evidence adduced; an open admission of the truth had been uttered by my master; then the living proof had been seen; the intruders were gone, and all was over.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • "Your spirited efforts on behalf of your client do you credit, Mr. Webster," he said, "but if you have no more arguments to adduce, I’m rather pressed for time—" and Jabez Stone shuddered.
    Stephen Vincent Benét  --  The Devil and Daniel Webster
  • …had in hand, entered into a catalogue of that amiable gentleman’s gallantries, deceptions, extravagances, and infidelities (especially the last), winding up with a protest against being supposed to entertain the smallest remnant of regard for him; and adducing, in proof of the altered state of her affections, the circumstance of his having poisoned himself in private no less than six times within the last fortnight, and her not having once interfered by word or deed to save his life.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • I have quoted one instance where it would have been easy to adduce a great number of others.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Many arguments might have been adduced to prove the unfitness of two such seemingly contradictory authorities, each having power to ANNUL or REPEAL the acts of the other.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • I knew he would come and persuade me to this step, and that he would adduce the argument that it would be easier for me to die’ among people and green trees,’—as he expressed it.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • As it was, Mr Barnacle, finding his gentlemanly residence extremely inconvenient and extremely dear, always laid it, as a public servant, at the door of the country, and adduced it as another instance of the country’s parsimony.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • I have not space for much quotation; but, to illustrate the subject in a general manner, I will here adduce a short composition of Gray, who was at the head of those who by their reasonings have attempted to widen the space of separation betwixt Prose and Metrical composition, and was more than any other man curiously elaborate in the structure of his own poetic diction.
    William Wordsworth  --  Preface to Lyrical Ballads
  • If the reader thinks that the examples I have adduced to support my observations are insufficient or ill-chosen—if he imagines that I have anywhere exaggerated the encroachments of the supreme power, and, on the other hand, that I have underrated the extent of the sphere which still remains open to the exertions of individual independence, I entreat him to lay down the book for a moment, and to turn his mind to reflect for himself upon the subjects I have attempted to explain.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • "Indeed hath he," answered the magistrate; "and hath adduced such arguments, that we will even leave the matter as it now stands; so long, at least, as there shall be no further scandal in the woman.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • A second and still greater cause of the preponderance of this court may be adduced.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • It would be easy to adduce several facts in proof of what I advance, but I had rather give only one, with which I am more thoroughly acquainted.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Nor can the prodigious exertions made by tribes in the defence of a country to which they did not belong be adduced in favor of such a system; for it will be found that in these cases their main incitement was religion.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • This he backed up with arguments regarding his complete recovery, and adduced his own existing sanity.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • It would be easy for me to adduce a great number of secondary causes which have contributed to establish, and which concur to maintain, the democratic republic of the United States.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • But I do not pretend that my protestations should acquit me; I rest my innocence on a plain and simple explanation of the facts which have been adduced against me, and I hope the character I have always borne will incline my judges to a favourable interpretation where any circumstance appears doubtful or suspicious.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • What proofs did Bloom adduce to prove that his tendency was towards applied, rather than towards pure, science?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I wish on this subject to adduce a modern example.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Which example did he adduce to induce Stephen to deduce that originality, though producing its own reward, does not invariably conduce to success?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Accepting the analogy implied in his guest’s parable which examples of postexilic eminence did he adduce?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Another still more valid reason may yet be adduced: when no abstract opinions are looked upon as certain, men cling to the mere propensities and external interests of their position, which are naturally more tangible and more permanent than any opinions in the world.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Another still more striking proof may be adduced.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Proofs of this position might be adduced from the examples of the Roman Tribuneship, the Polish Diet, and the States-General of the Netherlands, did not an example at home render foreign precedents unnecessary.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • CHAPTER VI — CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE ACQUIRED BY ONE’S OWN ARMS AND ABILITY Let no one be surprised if, in speaking of entirely new principalities as I shall do, I adduce the highest examples both of prince and of state; because men, walking almost always in paths beaten by others, and following by imitation their deeds, are yet unable to keep entirely to the ways of others or attain to the power of those they imitate.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • The arguments which I have adduced to show that slavery is more natural and more advantageous in the South than in the North, sufficiently prove that the number of slaves must be far greater in the former districts.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • A second reason, which is still more weighty, may be further adduced; in the United States everyone is personally interested in enforcing the obedience of the whole community to the law; for as the minority may shortly rally the majority to its principles, it is interested in professing that respect for the decrees of the legislator which it may soon have occasion to claim for its own.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • ] This state of things is so contrary to our ideas, and so different from our customs, that it is necessary for me to adduce some examples to explain it thoroughly.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • A lot of the writing on Rwanda’s genocide can be seen as a search for causes of the violence, with some authors emphasizing one cause, others adducing concatenations of causes, primary and secondary: colonialism’s legacies (especially the propagation of the myth that Tutsis were a superior race of alien invaders); past and present violence that hardened ethnic prejudice and helped to beget further violence; political opportunism that took advantage of a largely uneducated population,…
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
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