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 Meanings and Examples of PROVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
prove
 v.  increase in volume; be shown or be found to be; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  If you were asked to prove that two and two made four, you might find some difficulty, and yet you are quite sure of the fact.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
2  There was the dead dog, however, to prove that his conjecture had been correct.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
3  Better far that your bones should bleach in this wilderness than that you should prove to be that little speck of decay which in time corrupts the whole fruit.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
4  There were the graves in the churchyard to prove it.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 1
5  Flatter thyself, then, with that belief," said De Bracy, "until time shall prove it false.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
6  "I will prove that presently," said the Friar.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII.
7  This deficiency was likely to prove perilous in an emergency so critical.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
8  Several witnesses were called upon to prove the risks to which Bois-Guilbert exposed himself in endeavouring to save Rebecca from the blazing castle, and his neglect of his personal defence in attending to her safety.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
9  To prove it on thee to the extremest point.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
10  I deferred it all till his praise should be proved the praise of a friend, as this day does prove it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
11  They shall prove that, as far as you can be deserved by anybody, I do deserve you.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
12  That would only prove her affection not equal to sacrifices, which, in fact, I am scarcely justified in asking; and, if I am refused, that, I think, will be the honest motive.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
13  They judged it best that Lady Bertram should not be harassed by alarms which, it was to be hoped, would prove unfounded; but there was no reason why Fanny should not know the truth.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
14  The Jew, perceiving that Mr. Chitling was considerably roused, hastened to assure him that nobody was laughing; and to prove the gravity of the company, appealed to Master Bates, the principal offender.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXV
15  Because, my pretty cross-examiner,' replied the doctor: 'because, viewed with their eyes, there are many ugly points about it; he can only prove the parts that look ill, and none of those that look well.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
Example Sentence: (185 in 13 pages)
16  If the goods prove defective, the customer has the right to compensation.
17  Such data will prove invaluable to/for researchers.
18  They hope this new evidence will prove her innocence.
19  The might of the army could prove a decisive factor.
20  This scandal could prove seriously damaging to the government.
21  The blood tests prove that Vince is indeed the father.
22  Having a car in the city might prove a hindrance.
23  I had no ID on me so I couldn't prove I was the owner of the car.
24  He wants to prove just how much he has matured both as a player and as a man.
25  He's just saying that to prove a point.
26  Granted that you are correct, you may find it hard to prove your point.
27  These policies are unlikely to prove popular with middle-class voters.
28  There is the strong possibility that such cooperation will prove unworkable.
29  He was unable to produce the document that he claimed would prove his case.
30  My tears, my grief it can only prove.