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"Can’t that kid go get validation somewhere else ?"
Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  declare or make legally approved; or give evidence for
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validation validating validate validates validated
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  • "Can’t that kid go get validation somewhere else ?"
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I also think my brother and sister are starting to appreciate what I do, which is validating in a way.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • My expression, however, seems to offer the validation she’s after.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Meeting Evan validated her existence.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea

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  • Mae didn’t have time to read them all, but she scrolled quickly through, and the validation felt good.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I look at him and I see the validation he has always looked for in his life, an affirmation that the time he’s spent with his nose in the conspiracy rags, looking for clues to his father’s disappearance, wasn’t in vain.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • She didn’t need to win the race to prove she was better—she was better without any kind of validation that the king could give her!
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • They didn’t look for validation or recognition.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • I’d portrayed his dead father as a drunken hypocrite who might have been killed by anyone, and the jury’s verdict had given the portrayal at least some validation.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Validation was good, but what Puller really wanted was some info that could help him solve the case.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • The last thing I want is for the things people say about me to be validated.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • SVS is the Secure Validation System, a computer network where all the valid citizenships, for every single person in the entire country, are stored.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • But she only knew that the savor of it gave her an unparalleled sense of delight, a luscious and reckless and great-hearted warmth that spread downward to her toes, validating all quaint and ancient maxims as to the healing properties of wine.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A rush of validation shot through my veins.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The pursuit of knowledge, he maintained, was a worthy objective in its own right and needed no external validation.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I wanted someone to validate my fears.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • I’ve spoken with Ms. Gold, and we think your mother has somehow cooked up this plan—this institution thing—to somehow validate everything she’s ever done to you.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • And though Wu would never admit it, the discovery that the dinosaurs were breeding represented a tremendous validation of his work.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • As Aunt Theodosia got closer to the part about her surprise and joy over receiving this medal which validated her service as an exemplary missionary in the King’s colony DuBoyce’s foot began to pat the floor rapidly and uncontrollably.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • But it was still there and all that you went through only served to validate it.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • He’s doing all this validation.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • It was simply her validation that all those things had taken place.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Lou absorbed this information simply as further validation of what she already knew.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • If nothing else validates the decency of that man, then the story of Jessie Klines will.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Comforted, validated, they went to work.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Much like the assimilated Jewish kids drawn to orthodox Sabbath services at Hillel House, Brown offers Chiniqua-who was reluctant to attend militant black rallies in Harlem or troll clubs on 125th Street-a sterling opportunity to reestablish her racial bona fides and validate her blackness.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Many other details of life and local custom are similarly duplicated, interpreted, and thus validated, in the details of the anthropomorphic idols.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • She could validate ghost sightings.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • Was some scientific hypothesis, well on its way to validation and ultimate public use, discarded because of unexpected findings on that cold winter day?
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Amahl had contacts with a certain customs officer who agreed to validate the American passports we had obtained through the Swiss Embassy.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Coming to church felt like validation, like a family where everyone knew your flaws, and in spite of that was still willing to invite you back.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • The card inside was validated by a partner of the Gemeinschaft, countersigned by the usual Swiss notary; the instructions were simple, quite clear.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • I studied my new identity, my validation, and I felt changed, completely transfigured in the surprising grandeur of its gold.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Legitimate advances are validated every day.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • It contained the validated registration card.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • When we are honest with children, we also validate their intuition.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • I could only imagine how she had validated her cover story to the boys.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • [Article 7] 28 Only the people can validate the Constitution.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • I say that justice has been perverted here from the outset, validating without question certain prejudices against the color of a man’s skin.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • That was our mentality going in, but the opening kickoff seemed to validate what others had been saying.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • Do you need validation?
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • They wanted me to validate some decision they’d already made or some thought they’d already had.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • As if to validate that we were really in Big Sur, we passed an antique van with a bumper sticker: VISUALIZE INDUSTRIAL COLLAPSE.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • She’d hoped for validation and he’d proffered only doubt, thrusting at her immediately the one issue she’d dared not confront.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • I remembered how he’d conducted that experiment with blind man’s buff—literally a blinded experiment—to validate my ability to find Genet by her scent.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • So Lorraine found herself, on her knees, surrounded by the most dangerous species in existence—human males with an erection to validate in a world that was only six feet wide.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • It wasn’t long after the surprise party—a party whose success was marked by the arrival of the police at midnight to tell us to pipe down—that Marley finally was able to find validation for his intense fear of thunder.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • (When an 1860 campaign document announced that he was a reader of Plutarch, he sat down at once to validate the claim by reading the Lives.) But he did develop a political personality by intensifying qualities he actually possessed.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • He had been able to create a dozen excuses to validate his choice of sending the giants, but in truth, he had sent Biggrin’s people more to illustrate his undeniable command to himself, to the shard, and to the impertinent demon, than for any possible military gains.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • It was as if she knew exactly what was in her heart and how she wished to express it—as if the very act of writing, of forming letters, in her distinctive angular fashion, keeping every line straight, would somehow help maintain her balance, validate her own being in such times.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
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