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corroborate
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
to support an opinion — typically with additional evidence or testimony
  • In that up and down manly book of old-fashioned adventure, so full, too, of honest wonders—the voyage of Lionel Wafer, one of ancient Dampier's old chums—I found a little matter set down so like that just quoted from Langsdorff, that I cannot forbear inserting it here for a corroborative example, if such be needed.
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (85% in)
  • But I must be content with only one more and a concluding illustration; a remarkable and most significant one, by which you will not fail to see, that not only is the most marvellous event in this book corroborated by plain facts of the present day, but that these marvels (like all marvels) are mere repetitions of the ages; so that for the millionth time we say amen with Solomon—Verily there is nothing new under the sun.
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (92% in)

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