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testify
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
provide evidence of something — especially to say something under oath in a court of law
  • His countenance at this time bore traces of something that testified unmistakably to the life he had led.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (63% in)
  • The philosophic reflections he had just heard so unexpectedly testified to the warmth of Father Paissy's heart.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (19% in)
  • I've seen it myself, I can testify to it, I've seen it and marveled at it, I've seen it in spite of the degraded sins and poverty-stricken appearance of our peasantry.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (78% in)
  • Even Grushenka's two servants (after the catastrophe of which we will speak later) testified in court that she received Dmitri Fyodorovitch simply from fear because "he threatened to murder her."
    Book 7 — Alyosha (51% in)
  • "Dmitri Fyodorovitch," so he testified afterwards, "seemed unlike himself, too; not drunk, but, as it were, exalted, lost to everything, but at the same time, as it were, absorbed, as though pondering and searching for something and unable to come to a decision.
    Book 8 — Mitya (44% in)
  • Firmly and unhesitatingly he bore witness that the sum spent a month before could not have been less than three thousand, that all the peasants about here would testify that they had heard the sum of three thousand mentioned by Dmitri Fyodorovitch himself.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (83% in)
  • ...carefully written out) and having considered that the accused, not pleading guilty to the charges made against him, had brought forward nothing in his defense, while the witnesses, so-and-so, and so-and-so, and the circumstances such-and-such testify against him, acting in accordance with such-and-such articles of the Statute Book, and so on, has ruled, that, in order to preclude so-and-so (Mitya) from all means of evading pursuit and judgment he be detained in such-and-such a prison,...
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (95% in)
  • There, lying behind the screen, he would most likely, to keep up the sham, have begun groaning, and so keeping them awake all night (as Grigory and his wife testified).
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (55% in)
  • And the witness Maximov has testified that the prisoner had twenty thousand in his hand.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (77% in)

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