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She testified against the robber.
  provide evidence of something — especially to say something under oath in a court of law
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Strongly Associated with:   testimony, testimonial
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  • She testified against the robber.
  • She will testify to the value of our product.
  • And you—would you testify to this in court?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Weren’t the people Dad testified against sent to jail?
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese

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  • All I can hope is that some day we’ll get a new trial, and Perry will testify and tell the truth.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • At least you’re not nervous about testifying.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • She said she ... would testify that the Socs were drunk and looking for a fight and that you fought back in self-defense.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • ...when folks would stand up, as they felt the Lord called on them, and testify as to their sins and...
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • I don’t testify, and I remain anonymous.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • The woman testified in court.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men

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  • They want me to testify against Bert.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • ...they would lead with the other witnesses and somehow work it so I could testify on the second day.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Tate testified that her right eye was blackened, that she was beaten around the...
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • No one here can testify I’ve said a word.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Jeems Cunningham testified that his mother spelled it Cunningham occasionally on deeds and things but she was really a Coningham, she was an uncertain speller, and she was given to looking far away sometimes when she sat on the front porch.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The huge turnout at tonight’s party testifies to how many friends Lev has—but they’re not like him: Their lives will be lived in an undivided state.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Didn’t want to testify, I assume.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • You can testify directly to him.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • "A son doesn’t have to testify against his father."
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • General Kayani and General Ahmad Shuja Pasha, the head of ISI, were called to testify in parliament, something that had never happened.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • They wanted me in street clothes, not an orange jumpsuit, to testify against him.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He began a whispered dialogue with me, imploring me to get the testifying expert to say things about his intent that were really outside the expert’s knowledge.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • My friend, Mrs. Anne Hickey, wherever her good spirit may be, would have been among the first in line to testify to the "truth" about me.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • A woman who lived along South Road testified that one morning Kit had stopped and spoken to her child and that within ten minutes the child had fallen into a fit and lain ill for five days.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Many witnesses were called to testify under oath, including the O’Learys, their neighbors, and many of the firemen.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Turtle could have called on Angela to testify to that, but she didn’t want her screwy sister confessing all over the place.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • It looks like we can impeach Julie if she testifies.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Their family firm was well thought of, but then so were many others, and the low number on their home-improvement license testified to nothing more than mere longevity, so why make such a fuss about it?
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • It’s not like we’re testifying in court or filling out affidavits.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • We want you to testify against your father at the struggle meeting.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • The O.E.O. boat was making a special trip at seven o’clock in the morning to bring the seven parents who were testifying in my behalf.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • But I am on shaky ground, in this testifying against men, because I live with one.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "There are several other people of standing willing to testify, Your Honor," Madam added.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Given the force of public opinion, it took some nerve for these people to step forward to testify in my behalf, and I was grateful.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • They’ll be bringing up people to testify against me all day long.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I had gone up against his firm once or twice in the witness box, testifying in homicide cases.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Bandits long ago intimidated any La Arrocera residents who considered testifying.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The next day, she reluctantly agreed to press charges and testify.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • But by then I knew that you were right, and I offered to testify for you.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • He knowed when he met a real testifier to the Lord.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • We do solemnly swear and testify to our soundness of mind and freedom of will.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • When will I see you, Mariam? I want to see you before I testify.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Miss Francon, for whom are you testifying?
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Somehow, Pillsbury survived the war, a fistful of medals and a permanent limp testifying to all he’d endured.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • A whole host of nations could be called to testify on his behalf.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • C#54 THE LONG WALK TO DACHAU Some people said that the truck had broken down, but I can personally testify that this was not the case.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • By the slave code, they are adjudged to be as incompetent to testify against a white man, as though they were indeed a part of the brute creation.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Many doctors testified before the Board of Regents and in the media on Southam’s behalf, saying they’d been conducting similar research for decades.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Heaven shower down blessings on you, and save me, that I may again and again testify my gratitude for all your love and kindness.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Do you want one of your faculty members testifying against the university?
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
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Associated words [difficulty]:   testify [1] , testimony [1] , testimonial [5] , testimony [1] , testament [3] , testimonial [5]
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