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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EVIDENCE

I have no evidence, except your word, that any such letter has been received.

It is now, as is notorious, more in evidence than ever before.

Hawarden library gave every evidence of being for use, and not show.

I ask our youngest citizens to believe the evidence of your eyes.

The evidence didn't seem to be quite enough for some of them, after all.

Her ruse of spoliation within the law was evidence of her shrewdness, nothing more.

I could not dispute the evidence of the bit of shivered glass.

Mike would fetch and carry for her, so that she would be in evidence for very few minutes at most.

Against all evidence she was holding this man honest, believing her brother the thief.

The cashier's hand had been strengthened by Crane's contribution of evidence.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "appearance from which inferences may be drawn," from Old French evidence, from Late Latin evidentia "proof," originally "distinction, clearness," from Latin evidentem (see evident).

Meaning "ground for belief" is from late 14c., that of "obviousness" is 1660s. Legal senses are from c.1500, when it began to oust witness. As a verb, from c.1600. Related: Evidenced; evidencing.

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