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Definition offer as evidence or a reason to believe
  • Despite the service of summons, they had not appeared in the court to adduce their evidence.
  • It cannot be refuted logically, but various facts can be adduced which make it gradually less simple and plausible, until at last it turns out to be easier to abandon it wholly and look at the matter in a totally different way.
    Bertrand Russell  --  The Analysis of Mind
  • In a trembling, faltering voice Pierre began adducing proofs of the truth of his statements.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • His progress was a series of yelps, from which might have been adduced the number of rocks he encountered.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • There is no evidence to adduce, and whether or not the man himself committed the murders there is now none to say.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I have quoted one instance where it would have been easy to adduce a great number of others.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Of the scholars I read, Peter Uvin takes the greatest pains to adduce the possible causes and to discriminate among them, dismissing several that are widely mentioned.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • These are but few facts, among multitudes which might be adduced, to show the self-denial, energy, patience, and honesty, which the slave has exhibited in a state of freedom.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Many arguments might have been adduced to prove the unfitness of two such seemingly contradictory authorities, each having power to ANNUL or REPEAL the acts of the other.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • I knew he would come and persuade me to this step, and that he would adduce the argument that it would be easier for me to die' among people and green trees,'—as he expressed it.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • But the Wellands always went to Newport, where they owned one of the square boxes on the cliffs, and their son-in-law could adduce no good reason why he and May should not join them there.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • She was tranquil, yet her tranquillity was evidently constrained; and as her confusion had before been adduced as a proof of her guilt, she worked up her mind to an appearance of courage.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • "Your spirited efforts on behalf of your client do you credit, Mr. Webster," he said, "but if you have no more arguments to adduce, I'm rather pressed for time—" and Jabez Stone shuddered.
    Stephen Vincent Benét  --  The Devil and Daniel Webster
  • Concerning these two methods of rising to be a prince by ability or fortune, I wish to adduce two examples within our own recollection, and these are Francesco Sforza(*) and Cesare Borgia.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • "Indeed hath he," answered the magistrate; "and hath adduced such arguments, that we will even leave the matter as it now stands; so long, at least, as there shall be no further scandal in the woman.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • As it was, Mr Barnacle, finding his gentlemanly residence extremely inconvenient and extremely dear, always laid it, as a public servant, at the door of the country, and adduced it as another instance of the country's parsimony.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Had Mike still been in the vicinity I might have borrowed two of his Huskies and, by feeding one of them on mice alone and the other on caribou meat ( if and when this became obtainable), and then subjecting both dogs to similar tests, I would have been able to adduce the proof for or against the validity of the mouse—wolf concept.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I have not space for much quotation; but, to illustrate the subject in a general manner, I will here adduce a short composition of Gray, who was at the head of those who by their reasonings have attempted to widen the space of separation betwixt Prose and Metrical composition, and was more than any other man curiously elaborate in the structure of his own poetic diction.
    William Wordsworth  --  Preface to Lyrical Ballads
  • If the reader thinks that the examples I have adduced to support my observations are insufficient or ill-chosen—if he imagines that I have anywhere exaggerated the encroachments of the supreme power, and, on the other hand, that I have underrated the extent of the sphere which still remains open to the exertions of individual independence, I entreat him to lay down the book for a moment, and to turn his mind to reflect for himself upon the subjects I have attempted to explain.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • ...the transaction in the church had not been noisy; there was no explosion of passion, no loud altercation, no dispute, no defiance or challenge, no tears, no sobs: a few words had been spoken, a calmly pronounced objection to the marriage made; some stern, short questions put by Mr. Rochester; answers, explanations given, evidence adduced; an open admission of the truth had been uttered by my master; then the living proof had been seen; the intruders were gone, and all was over.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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