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used in The House of the Seven Gables

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something that serves as evidence — especially a statement at a trial or hearing
  • The testimony in regard to her scowl was frightfully important; it seemed to hold up her image wholly relieved from the false light of her self-partialities, and so hideous that she dared not look at it.
    Chapter 3 — The First Customer (43% in)
  • But, besides these cold, formal, and empty words of the chisel that inscribes, the voice that speaks, and the pen that writes, for the public eye and for distant time,—and which inevitably lose much of their truth and freedom by the fatal consciousness of so doing,—there were traditions about the ancestor, and private diurnal gossip about the Judge, remarkably accordant in their testimony.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (42% in)
  • And as for her cousin's testimony in disparagement of it, she concluded that Hepzibah's judgment was embittered by one of those family feuds which render hatred the more deadly by the dead and corrupted love that they intermingle with its native poison.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (99% in)
  • His conscience, therefore, usually considered the surest witness to a man's integrity,—his conscience, unless it might be for the little space of five minutes in the twenty-four hours, or, now and then, some black day in the whole year's circle,—his conscience bore an accordant testimony with the world's laudatory voice.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (36% in)
  • From all this testimony, I am led to apprehend—reluctantly, and with deep grief—that Clifford's misfortunes have so affected his intellect, never very strong, that he cannot safely remain at large.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (82% in)
  • From my window, I overheard the testimony of a neighbor, that your relatives were seen leaving the house in the midst of yesterday's storm.
    Chapter 20 — The Flower of Eden (31% in)

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