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Definition to show in a clear manner
  • She displays little knowledge of the political realities, nor does she evince any awareness of underlying economic forces.
evince = show
  • Heathcliff, why don't you evince satisfaction at my pleasant news?
    Bronte, Emily  --  Wuthering Heights
  • It was noted at the time and remarked upon afterwards, that in this final scene the good man evinced little or nothing of the perfunctory.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • evinced = showed
  • I continued my caresses, and, when I prepared to go home, the animal evinced a disposition to accompany me.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • evinced = showed
  • But when a long train of abuses and ... evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism,
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • evinces = shows
  • But it is in matters beyond the limits of mere rule that the skill of the analyst is evinced.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • evinced = shown
  • These men pressed close to the wall to let Pierre and Anna Mikhaylovna pass and did not evince the least surprise at seeing them there.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • On such occasions he was apt to evince a supreme contempt for his opponents.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Idiot
  • I know well it is for the purpose of ruining me; but to refuse to go would be to evince uneasiness.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • What is there I would not do to evince my earnest gratitude
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "I am afraid," replied Elinor, "that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety."
    Austen, Jane  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Athos thought that by speaking he should evince satisfaction, and that might wound D'Artagnan.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Ten Years Later
  • My Day-book and Ledger will evince this in a minute.
    Poe, Edgar Allan  --  The Business Man
  • This tribe, like the Nez Perces, evince strong and peculiar feelings of natural piety.
    Irving, Washington  --  The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the far West
  • Meantime, our young companion, who sat too removed from us to hear what was said, began to evince symptoms of uneasiness...
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • The only response the other two magicians evinced at the death of their companion was to increase the speed of their invocation.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • I was delighted with all she showed me, for indeed her hut and its fittings evinced no ordinary skill and ingenuity.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • She was sensible of all the affection it evinced.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Yossarian marveled that children could suffer such barbaric sacrifice without evincing the slightest hint of fear or pain.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The Forsaken's hand dangled limply, but it kept coming on toward them, evincing no sign of pain.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones

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