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testimonial

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Definition something that recommends (or expresses commendation) — especially a verbal statement
  • Her testimonial for the candidate was especially persuasive.
testimonial = statement that serves as evidence
  • The following testimonial is from a man who is now a highly respectable colored citizen of Boston.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • But other testimonials seemed more important.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • He asked neither pension nor retaining fee, but, if they deemed him worthy, would they write him a testimonial?
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • We must really give the Signora a testimonial.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • —The next business is to sign the testimonial.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Born-again Christians, many of whom were ex-cons and ex-junkies, preached salvation; I attended some of their testimonials.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • I'll show you the testimonials some time.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • He brought home numberless prizes and testimonials of ability.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He has lived here from the beginning and gives a better testimonial than I can.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The testimonials you showed me when you first tried for't are sufficient."
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • " "I doubt that marriage could be worse than having to listen to you," Call said, "but that ain't much of a testimonial for it.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • This, perhaps, is not an accident, but a testimonial to fate's sense of fitness.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Hovstad, don't you think the town ought to give Dr. Stockmann some sort of testimonial?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • Oswald, my second (ten and a half), is the child who contributed two and nine-pence to the Great National Smithers Testimonial.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Real estate advertisements were full of testimonials to its location and appreciating values.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Then for all the world like we were at testimonial time at the Baptist church with fortyfive people listening besides God, he commenced to pray.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • I am ready to give you a testimonial that one can get on with you!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • "Ought to have some testimonials," said Sir Ector doubtfully.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • 'I expect it's the subscription to the Vicar's testimonial,' said Mother, 'or else it's the choir holiday fund.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children

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