PROOF's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of proof
Definition:
n. evidence; demonstration; statement or argument used in such a validation
Example:
He didn't specify what crimes he was referring to, but said if proof was found, the police would ask for charges.
Sentence in Classic:
One of them, in order to put his Latin to the proof, had made him translate short passages from Dilectus and asked him whether it was correct to say: TEMPORA MUTANTUR NOS ET MUTAMUR IN ILLIS or TEMPORA MUTANTUR ET NOS MUTAMUR IN ILLIS.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Some, too, have baffled his analytical skill, and would be, as narratives, beginnings without an ending, while others have been but partially cleared up, and have their explanations founded rather upon conjecture and surmise than on that absolute logical proof which was so dear to him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
We see already, by the foregoing effusion, that he is become a poet; to give further proof of it, however, would in most cases be insipid, for it is a most foolish notion to fancy a poet different from other men.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
The proof that they knew for a certainty the nature of death lay in the fact that they knew without a second of hesitation how to deal with the dying, and were not frightened of them.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He could not admit that he was mistaken then, for his spiritual condition then was precious to him, and to admit that it was a proof of weakness would have been to desecrate those moments.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In 1806 Pfuel had been one of those responsible, for the plan of campaign that ended in Jena and Auerstadt, but he did not see the least proof of the fallibility of his theory in the disasters of that war.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She knew it was a proof that in the depth of his soul he was glad she was remaining at home and had not gone away.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He fell into a deep melancholy, and neither went to see the opera, nor any of the other diversions of the Carnival; nay, he was proof against the temptations of all the ladies.
Candide By Voltaire Context
Micawber was so deeply affected by this proof of her devotion (as to me, I was dissolved in tears), that he hung over her in a passionate manner, imploring her to look up, and to be calm.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
A better proof of the severity of my bondage to that taskmaster could scarcely be afforded, than the degrading shifts to which I was constantly driven to find him employment.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
As a proof of the fact, the Jew drew forth two keys from his pocket; and explained, that when he first went downstairs, he had locked them in, to prevent any intrusion on the conference.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context