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  • SVS is the Secure Validation System, a computer network where all the valid citizenships, for every single person in the entire country, are stored.†   (source)
  • She nods, validated.†   (source)
  • They wanted me to validate some decision they'd already made or some thought they'd already had.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I wanted someone to validate my fears.†   (source)
  • Mae didn't have time to read them all, but she scrolled quickly through, and the validation felt good.†   (source)
  • "One thing I've learned," I told Jai, "is that when parents tell children things, it doesn't hurt to get some external validation.†   (source)
  • "Can't that kid go get validation somewhere else ?"†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It was simply her validation that all those things had taken place.†   (source)
  • Amahl had contacts with a certain customs officer who agreed to validate the American passports we had obtained through the Swiss Embassy.†   (source)
  • And I want him to have validation that this year was a triumph for him.†   (source)
  • I also think my brother and sister are starting to appreciate what I do, which is validating in a way.†   (source)
  • He's doing all this validation.†   (source)
  • Validation was good, but what Puller really wanted was some info that could help him solve the case.†   (source)
  • It validated everything Adam did.†   (source)
  • Meeting Evan validated her existence.†   (source)
  • Do you need validation?†   (source)
  • A rush of validation shot through my veins.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • My expression, however, seems to offer the validation she's after.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It validated what they were doing, why they were fighting.†   (source)
  • When we are honest with children, we also validate their intuition.†   (source)
  • If nothing else validates the decency of that man, then the story of Jessie Klines will.†   (source)
  • Legitimate advances are validated every day.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She'd hoped for validation and he'd proffered only doubt, thrusting at her immediately the one issue she'd dared not confront.†   (source)
  • It contained the validated registration card.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • That was our mentality going in, but the opening kickoff seemed to validate what others had been saying.†   (source)
  • When we asked why that was better than telling them it's incorrect, she said, "It's important to validate who they are, their culture, their experiences, their language.†   (source)
  • I studied my new identity, my validation, and I felt changed, completely transfigured in the surprising grandeur of its gold.†   (source)
  • I say that justice has been perverted here from the outset, validating without question certain prejudices against the color of a man's skin.†   (source)
  • Comforted, validated, they went to work.†   (source)
  • Only the people can validate the Constitution.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She could validate ghost sightings.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It was not difficult, and the validation felt good.†   (source)
  • She always needed that validation, the praise, all the time.†   (source)
  • The bracelet validates that my memory is a real one.†   (source)
  • And knowing that the memory is real somehow validates that I was someone else before I was me.†   (source)
  • I could only imagine how she had validated her cover story to the boys.†   (source)
  • Lou absorbed this information simply as further validation of what she already knew.†   (source)
  • We have the same interests—the validation of the handwritten will—but I'm not her lawyer.†   (source)
  • Even though he started to validate her, he went on to say that he didn't like the dog.†   (source)
  • This glorious thing, this prize, was validation of my mother's sacrifice.†   (source)
  • Won't his testimony validate that they are, in fact, Africans?†   (source)
  • Our guys have basically validated everything he did.†   (source)
  • Maybe there is validation in it for every mother and father.†   (source)
  • The work was demanding, and the flow did not stop, but it varied just enough, and the validation was frequent enough, that she settled into a comfortable rhythm.†   (source)
  • Bits and pieces, but it comes to a point that, when you don't have anyone to validate your memories, you just lose them all.†   (source)
  • Mae looked around the room, ready to quit at the first pair of skeptical eyes, but she saw only curiosity, the slow collective nodding of a group practiced in pre-emptive validation.†   (source)
  • To have the validation of the Wise Men, to have perhaps pivoted the entire company in a new direction, to have, perhaps, perhaps, ensured a new level of participatory democracy—could it be that the Circle, with her new idea, might really perfect democracy?†   (source)
  • As if to validate that we were really in Big Sur, we passed an antique van with a bumper sticker: VISUALIZE INDUSTRIAL COLLAPSE.†   (source)
  • The card inside was validated by a partner of the Gemeinschaft, countersigned by the usual Swiss notary; the instructions were simple, quite clear.†   (source)
  • Even in the matter of the species…Well, the two axioms of Darwinian theory—the continuity of nature and adaptable design—have never been validated by a single empirical discovery in nearly a hundred and fifty years.†   (source)
  • "During peacetime, pre-9/11, it wasn't a popular decision to join the military to protect your country," says Mark Kramer, "so my decision was sort of validated that day.†   (source)
  • Cindy felt a surge of validation.†   (source)
  • While Mr. Ruiz and Montes may not have known that the negroes were freeborn and illegally imported into Cuba, it does not validate their purchase of said negroes.†   (source)
  • The effort to validate the handwritten will of Seth Hubbard continued to unravel late Sunday morning, though Jake and its proponents had no way of knowing it.†   (source)
  • The scrapbook of yellowed newspaper clippings—a lifetime of them—vanished in ashes, but it was the awards that she hated losing most, because they represented praise, validation.†   (source)
  • Chapter 38 — Validation.†   (source)
  • Sophie had been aware of her death sentence within twenty-four hours of her arrival, it only took Fritzch to validate the fact in SS language.†   (source)
  • Therefore, there was the black leather Bible which I fished out of my suitcase just before the train pulled into Union Station, and also there was the address I inscribed in a large hand on the register, as if to decisively validate my dulcet-voiced and unguentary ministerial bearing: Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia.†   (source)
  • Certainly this terrible deed validated once and for all the profundity of Julius Streicher's understanding of what atrocities Jews are capable of."†   (source)
  • But my refusal now to join in his execration of Bilbo only validated what he really had discovered about my "ingrained" and "unregenerate" racism, ever since that night he had read the first part of my book.†   (source)
  • I was silent for a long moment, trying to absorb as best I could all this information which validated so conclusively the misgivings I had had about Nathan—misgivings and suspicions which up until now I had successfully repressed.†   (source)
  • But it was still there and all that you went through only served to validate it.†   (source)
  • Many other details of life and local custom are similarly duplicated, interpreted, and thus validated, in the details of the anthropomorphic idols.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Was some scientific hypothesis, well on its way to validation and ultimate public use, discarded because of unexpected findings on that cold winter day?†   (source)
  • Social duties continue the lesson of the festival into normal, everyday existence, and the individual is validated still.†   (source)
  • The problem of the hero going to meet the father is to open his soul beyond terror to such a degree that he will be ripe to understand how the sickening and insane tragedies of this vast and ruthless cosmos are completely validated in the majesty of Being.†   (source)
  • This experiment was carefully prepared, extensively tested on animals, and statistically validated.   (source)
    validated = shown to be correct
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