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The expert authenticated her signature.
  establish that something is real or what people say it is
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authentication authenticated authenticate authenticating authenticates authenticator
Strongly Associated with:   authentic, authenticity
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  • The expert authenticated her signature.
  • authenticate the origin of the pottery
  • the main facts of that story are authorized and authenticated by the document
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He had already authenticated his experience by telling me things he could not otherwise have known.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real

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  • I needed authentication from the Attorney General.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • Authenticated by who?
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Sorry, Bob, no, we haven’t yet had one authenticated sale.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • That pamphlet in your hand, mein Kommandant, can easily be authenticated and will prove my point.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Would it be contrary to medical ethics in the HeLa cell’s coming-of-age year to authenticate the name and let He … La … enjoy the fame she so richly deserves?
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The sentry ran it through an electronic authentication device.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • Unless the leeches didn’t mind killing a bunch of bystanders to authenticate it, and why would they?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • What is authenticated is that when he returned to Paris in the late fourteenth century, he was extraordinarily wealthy.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • His position, when a notification subsequently arrived stating that there was a recognized breed of tailless cats with a well-authenticated history, was awkward, and somewhat expensive.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • The note was under the Baron’s own seal and I’ve authenticated the seal.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Nevertheless there have occurred instances, well authenticated ones too, where the captain has been known for an uncommonly critical moment or two, in a sudden squall say—to seize hold of the nearest oarsman’s hair, and hold on there like grim death.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Prying further into the manuscript, I found the record of other doings and sufferings of this singular woman, for most of which the reader is referred to the story entitled "THE SCARLET LETTER"; and it should be borne carefully in mind that the main facts of that story are authorized and authenticated by the document of Mr. Surveyor Pue.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • In London that night poor Henderson’s telegram describing the gradual unscrewing of the shot was judged to be a canard, and his evening paper, after wiring for authentication from him and receiving no reply—the man was killed—decided not to print a special edition.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • He fully shared the opinion of those extreme minds which attribute to human law I know not what power of making, or, if the reader will have it so, of authenticating, demons, and who place a Styx at the base of society.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Cataloged under Number 4° lm1 249, the Dossiers Secrets had been authenticated by many specialists and incontrovertibly confirmed what historians had suspected for a long time: Priory Grand Masters included Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and, more recently, Jean Cocteau, the famous Parisian artist.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The sisters sat in silence; Nicole wondering in a tired way about things; Baby considering whether or not to marry the latest candidate for her hand and money, an authenticated Hapsburg.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I sensed that something of deep personal value, but not money, not that at all, had been authenticated and confirmed.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • …the child was asleep, a broadcast programme from London suddenly started to come through; and the next morning, to the astonishment of his crash and crash (the more daring of the boys ventured to grin at one another), Little Reuben woke up repeating word for word a long lecture by that curious old writer ("one of the very few whose works have been permitted to come down to us"), George Bernard Shaw, who was speaking, according to a well-authenticated tradition, about his own genius.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • And there’s another well-authenticated rumor from Russia that Lenin is dead.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Forms filled out, instructions by letter, identification confirmed and authenticated by an established firm of attorneys.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • There are, no doubt, authenticated instances of gentlemen having given up ladies and ladies having given up gentlemen to meritorious rivals, under circumstances of great high-mindedness; but is it quite established that the majority of such ladies and gentlemen have not made a virtue of necessity, and nobly resigned what was beyond their reach; as a private soldier might register a vow never to accept the order of the Garter, or a poor curate of great piety and learning, but of no…
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Congress ordered that the document be authenticated and printed.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "Would you like to authenticate it?" asked Cooper.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • They maintain there has never been an authenticated case of an unprovoked attack by a dolphin on a human being.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • They regard it as the one absolutely authenticated appearance of the Blessed Virgin in the New World, and a witness of Her affection for Her Church on this continent.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • Becoming conscious of the hard, strung presence she stood on—knowing as if maps had been flashed for her on the sky how these tracks ran on into others, others, knowing they laced, deepened, authenticated the great night around her.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • It is a well-authenticated fact, that at the present day the most able men in the United States are very rarely placed at the head of affairs; and it must be acknowledged that such has been the result in proportion as democracy has outstepped all its former limits.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The poor souls were not versed in ancient history, and did not know that Shakspeare had authenticated this costume, by telling how "The sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the streets of Rome.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Lib asked, "What did that ’Authentication X-Ray’ stand for?"
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • "I believe," Sullivan replied cautiously, "that there is one fairly well-authenticated case of a whaleman being swallowed and then regurgitated with no ill-effects.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • He must go to his work.) Knitting her reddish-brown hairy stocking, with her head outlined absurdly by the gilt frame, the green shawl which she had tossed over the edge of the frame, and the authenticated masterpiece by Michael Angelo, Mrs. Ramsay smoothed out what had been harsh in her manner a moment before, raised his head, and kissed her little boy on the forehead.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • The only thing which seems to be authenticated is that that same night the carrier who served Grenoble at that epoch, and who arrived at D—— about three o’clock in the morning, saw, as he traversed the street in which CHAPTER XIII.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He had authenticated that by telling us things he couldn’t have known.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • "It was not authenticated," the Warden said.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • Authentication X-Ray.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • An order of nolle prosequi, founded on his well authenticated state of intoxication on the evening of the ambush, had set him at liberty.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • After having authenticated the fronts of five or six barricaded houses in this manner, the urchin shrugged his shoulders, and took himself to task in these terms:— "Pardi!"
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Authenticated?
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • X-Ray is simply international code for the letter X. My guess is that before every mission they change the authentication letter so that the enemy can’t take over the frequency and give Sky Queen a false heading, or phony instructions.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
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