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The only credential he could produce was the testimony of his whole life.

I have every credential to prove my extraordinary announcement.

Somebody said he was in the hall a moment ago, on a Ripton credential.

But the youth had not undertaken to deliver that credential, and he never did so.

The unuttered utterance is his credential, to be restored to the Bestower of it.

And with these words she gave me this jewel as a credential.

And lapsing into Ingalik, he endorsed this credential not to be denied.

In the town you are going to, a boiled shirt is a credential.

If my onion is good as a credential, I'll accept the invitation gladly.

Cannot thee give me some credential, some voucher for thy good faith, before I say to thee what I wish to say?'

WORD ORIGIN

"that which entitles to credit," 1756, probably a back-formation from credentials. Earlier in English as an adjective, "confirming, corroborating" (late 15c.). As a verb, "provide with credentials," by 1828 (implied in dredentialed).

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