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The detectives looked for evidence to corroborate her story.
  to support an opinion — typically with additional evidence or testimony
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  • The detectives looked for evidence to corroborate her story.
  • A blood test corroborated the doctor’s suspicion of diabetes.
  • To doubt any longer was impossible; there was the evidence of the senses, and ten thousand persons who came to corroborate the testimony.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It is a large supposition; for discreet inquiry among servants and others has failed to corroborate it in any way.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Valley of Fear

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  • He looked at me anxiously, as if he hoped I’d corroborate this.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • As if to corroborate Bean’s statement, the enemy began to call out to them.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • All this ... helped corroborate Enrique’s story.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • ...absence of any corroborative evidence, this man was indicted on a capital charge and is now on trial for his life....
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • And in this letter you certainly have a very strong piece of evidence to corroborate your view.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Their evidence, corroborated by that of several friends, tends to show that Sir Charles’s health has for some time been impaired,
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles

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  • And there is also another corroborating statement which you may not have noticed.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • He would use what they did to corroborate the stories of the witnesses.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Psychiatric reports ... corroborate results of OZK series tapes. Subject A responded with consistency of earlier sessions.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • It would have been corroborative of this idea of motive.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Mike looked around the room, as if he might see something to corroborate this, like icicles or penguins.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • ...were strongly corroborative of suspicion,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • If he corroborates the story, we could cut a deal so he testifies.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • The single corroborative statement she’d gleaned ... was that no one had heard from or laid eyes on Boomer in over a week, possibly longer.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Your Honor, while no direct corroboration has yet been made, the minor has an established pattern of extreme dysfunctional behavior.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • Police Sergeant Croly deposed that when he arrived he found the deceased lying on the platform apparently dead. He had the body taken to the waiting-room pending the arrival of the ambulance.
    Constable 57 corroborated.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • But she felt it was her responsibility to see him, to corroborate the fact of his death.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • "That’s right," corroborated Tom kindly.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • "Yeah, I couldn’t get anyone who really knew either of you to corroborate it.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • They had reached Marion on the phone, and she corroborated that Mae was a customer, but when they had asked if Mae had rented that day and was just tardy, Marion had hung up and said she’d be right over.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • State law required credible corroboration of accomplice testimony in a murder case, and there simply wasn’t any in Walter’s case.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Do you have anything that can corroborate your story?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I am also ordering you not to corroborate or spread further news of their arrival.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • He eyed me as if in search of some corroboration.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "In the meantime, you’re gonna need a lot stronger corroboration if we want to take this thing to court."
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • A few details were corroborated to police by witnesses.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • As the stories were corroborated again and again, it became clear that these events had been commonplace in camps throughout Japan’s empire.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Heathcliff is my daughter-in-law,’ said Heathcliff, corroborating my surmise.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • To doubt any longer was impossible; there was the evidence of the senses, and ten thousand persons who came to corroborate the testimony.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • This was corroborated by his landlord, who had received by messenger the key of the house together with the rent due, in English money.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The hue and cry going off to the Hulks, and people coming thence to examine the iron, Joe’s opinion was corroborated.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Jamie almost always asked for corroboration, though he never waited for my answer.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Thus far the facts ascertained corroborated Wells’ story most persuasively.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • "She certainly did, Miss Cuthbert," corroborated Flora Jane earnestly.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • So you think the Vatican would have buried any evidence corroborating the Illuminati threat?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • There are many physical as well as moral facts which corroborate this opinion, and some few that would seem to weigh against it.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • These documents, they believed, corroborated Godefroi’s powerful secret and were so explosive in nature that the Church would stop at nothing to get them.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The old man rubbed his hands gleefully together, as he corroborated the Dodger’s reasoning in these terms; and chuckled with delight at his pupil’s proficiency.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Dwarf priests use coral as proof that stone is alive and can grow, which also corroborates their story that Helzvog formed the race of dwarves out of granite.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • About a week subsequently to the incidents above narrated, Miss Temple, who had written to Mr. Lloyd, received his answer: it appeared that what he said went to corroborate my account.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I already had my story memorized and corroborated.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • So it is not surprising to find that so many accusations against people are in the handwriting of Thomas Putnam, or that his name is so often found as a witness corroborating the supernatural testimony, or that his daughter led the crying-out at the most opportune junctures of the trials, especially when—But we’ll speak of that when we come to it.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • He corroborated everything, remembered everything, enjoyed everything, and underwent the strangest agitation.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • Mr. Darcy corroborated it with a bow, and was beginning to determine not to fix his eyes on Elizabeth, when they were suddenly arrested by the sight of the stranger, and Elizabeth happening to see the countenance of both as they looked at each other, was all astonishment at the effect of the meeting.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • When possible I also corroborated details with radio logs maintained by people at Base Camp, where clear thought wasn’t in such short supply.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
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