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As for this new edict, it will prove a rebounding arrow, striking him who sent it.

Everything combines to prove the accuracy of my observations.

"I'll prove to you that I am worthy of your trust," she said with shining eyes.

"I think this job is going to prove worth while," he returned.

We prove that we are nearer the truth by our greater command of the Father's resources.

Cheap jars are likely to be seconds and will not prove so satisfactory.

To my mind the long-bow is a better weapon than the arbalest, but it may be ill for me to prove it.

They will then prove not only valuable, but entirely unharmful.

He cannot deny having had the book, for you have his own signature to prove it.

"But I can prove it, because I have the letter and the bank book," said Linda.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., pruven, proven "to try, test; evaluate; demonstrate," from Old French prover, pruver "show; convince; put to the test" (11c., Modern French prouver), from Latin probare "to make good; esteem, represent as good; make credible, show, demonstrate; test, inspect; judge by trial" (source also of Spanish probar, Italian probare), from probus "worthy, good, upright, virtuous," from PIE *pro-bhwo- "being in front," from *pro-, extended form of root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per), + root *bhu- "to be" (cf. Latin fui "I have been," futurus "about to be;" Old English beon "to be;" see be). Related: Proved; proven; proving.

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