Phrases with "testified"

Walter Scott General Witherington awoke in his full senses, and apparently conscious of his real situation, which he testified by low groans, sobs, and tears. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

The scored and blotted manuscript on his writing-table testified to the severity of his labours; but the sharp-eyed Celia perceived that the work progressed but slowly. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Gaston Leroux Monsieur Stangerson testified to hearing a dull sound first followed by a sharp ringing sound. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Jack London He testified to this at the trial, but no one believed him. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Sir Dace was furious then; he struck him a powerful blow on the head—behind the ear no doubt, as the surgeons testified afterwards—and Pym fell. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

It testified to his indignation at the loss of so many thousands of lives. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

George Meredith These are facts, you know, Captain Welsh.’ I testified to them briefly. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Other children in grief or pain cry aloud, without shame or restraint; but this being wept: the tiniest occasional sniff testified to her emotion. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Ann Radcliffe Louis, by numberless little attentions, testified his growing affection for Adeline, who continued to treat them as passing civilities. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Great red stains on the floor and walls testified to frequent and indiscriminate betel-nut chewing. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Her first words testified this. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Jack London As I have said, every convict testified to the humaneness of Warden Atherton’s administration. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Henry James She testified moreover to the force of her own perception in a small soft sigh of response to the pleasant eyes that seemed to seek her acquaintance, to speak to her directly. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

A train of heavy wagons and tired cattle choked the road; a ballad-singer was shrilling a political ballad in front of a public-house, while a roar of festal noises testified to the carousal within. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Ann Radcliffe It was a general cause, and they testified at once his worth, and their sense of it, by going in a body to solicit him to leave them. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

G. K. Chesterton They testified to their religion even after they had lost their liberty, and their eyesight, and their right hands. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

You testified just now that when the prisoner came into the smoking-room that evening, he was looking very ill and agitated. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Henry James And that I must have testified in some form or other to what I have called my thrill I gather, remembering it, from a remark of my companion’s. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

I testified as to the £4,000 found in the car as being identical in its parcels of £100 to the parcels I had packed in the travelling bag on the afternoon preceding the night of the murder. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Secondly, she would never go to any house alone with a man at the hour testified to by one of your witnesses. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Theodore Dreiser You heard what Mr. Cowperwood testified to here in this case to-day — that he went to Mr. Stener to forfend against any possible action of this kind in the first place. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

George Meredith The cook and head-waiter, interrogated as to their dealings with the old gentleman, testified solemnly to the fact of their having performed their duty by him. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Karl Philipp Moritz The Englishman here spoke to me several times in a very friendly manner, while I testified not the least inclination to enter into conversation with him. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Robert Louis Stevenson Close at his heels we see the dog, prince of another genus: and in him too, we see dumbly testified the same cultus of an unattainable ideal, the same constancy in failure. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

He testified that the Baron de Pradines had died of a fracture of the skull caused by a wound in the temple. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

The shoulders, at all events, testified to it; and the young lady had been taught to speak, like Mrs Milburn, with what was known as an “English accent. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

You have not asked for news from the Hill.” The trembling which seized and shook me at these words testified to the shock they gave me. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Soon the sweat stood in beads upon his large, fair brow; his stylish trousers were defaced with iron rust, and the state of his chisel testified to misdirected energies. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Henry James Such a judgement, however, was after all but a contribution to his resolve; it testified unwittingly to his wisdom. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Jack London As Captain Jamie testified before the Board of Directors, and as Winwood also so testified, on the way to the hiding-place Winwood said that he and I had planted the powder together. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Arthur Conan Doyle In the month of March 1602 he did change a bar of lead into gold in the house of a certain Hansen, at Rotterdam, who hath testified to it. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Theodore Dreiser For the present we will proceed with the testimony, and for the defense all I ask is that you give very close attention to all that is testified to here to-day. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Dr. John, I thought, testified a certain gratification at this mark of confidence; and if discretion of bearing could have justified the step, it would by him have been amply justified. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Frequent enthusiastic applause from the Senators testified to the well reception of the sentiment. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Anthony Trollope When he testified so far he was handed over to the burly barrister. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

The boy did not seem likely to merit the distinguished appellation he bore, for he testified no remarkable predisposition to the property of other people. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Rudyard Kipling Ackerman, who loved Vaughan more than the others put together, testified on their next film-night that Taffy was almost worthy to be called a medical man for his handling of the case. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Sinclair Lewis She was capable of doing this over and over until he testified to her powers of torture by scolding her. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

And this they did with the less reluctance, as the inhabitants for the most part testified no good-will to their cause. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

George Gissing It testified to the force of his character, the purity of his purpose. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Young Corey testified to its loveliness, and the architect said laughingly that if he had been able to make a nice thing of it, he owed it to the practical sympathy of his client. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

So much Government had done for him in Fox County, where the “Reservation,” nursing the dying fragment of his race, testified that there is such a thing as political compunction. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

He went to bed quickly, and the loud snores that so soon followed testified to his healthy and unemotional state of mind. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Anthony Trollope As the Crown has no politics of its own, it is simply necessary that the minister of the day should hold the politics of the people as testified by their representatives. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith She could not blame herself, for the intensity of her suffering testified to the bitter realness of her love of the dead man. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Rudyard Kipling He wanted to know specially whether I’d stretched first accused before or after he had fired at Mankeltow. Mankeltow testified he’d been shot at, and exhibited his neck as evidence. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Edith Wharton Her very quietness testified to her added sense of power. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Edith Wharton In Mrs. Dillon’s small hot sitting-room, among the starched sofa-tidies and pink shells that testified to the family prosperity, Justine shone with enjoyment and sympathy. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

D. H. Lawrence Two nice little entree dishes, specially prepared for Aaron to take the place of the bygone fish and vol au-vents of the proper dinner, testified to the courtesy and charity of his hostess. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

He thought he was doing all for God, and his bleeding shoulders testified his zeal. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Henry James Her appetite was a sign to her companion of a great many things and testified no less on the whole to her general than to her particular condition. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

G. K. Chesterton But though as Liberals they believed in progress, as honest men they often testified to deterioration. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Other credible witnesses testified also to his identity, and corroborated the evidence of Mr. Hood in all respects; the ownership and identity of the animal are thus established beyond all doubt. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Walter Scott I partly suspected she began to recognize me, yet she testified so little emotion that I could not think my suspicion well founded. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

And indeed, after that necessity which compelled them to obey the Persians was over, they returned again to the Greeks, as Lacrates the Spartan has openly testified of them. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Huntley told of the finding of the body, later, and Dr. King–Harley testified how he had found life to be extinct. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

An inquest was held, and the medical men testified that he had died of heart disease. The Story of Dorothy Grape by Ellen Wood [1881]

Charles Dickens It testified emphatically to my having eaten and drunk, and warmed myself, and slept among the sheltering branches of the Holly-Tree, seven days and nights. The Holly-Tree by Charles Dickens [1855]

Henry James If on the morrow he had committed a crime, the persons whom he had seen that day would have testified that he had talked strangely and had not seemed like himself. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

The first was the doctor’s sister who testified to finding the threatening letter among his effects. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

But the frost has nipped his zealalong with the hundred or more dollars’ worth of flowers by which he testified his faith. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

On the other journey his experience was different, but equally testified to the spirit of kindness that is every where abroad. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

JJ. Thomson, Larmor, Schuster and Rutherford testified to his qualities as a research scientist and teacher. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

But one thing I do recollect—that no audible expression, no buzz, nor murmur, nor susurrus even, testified the feelings which, doubtless, lay rankling in many bosoms. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

She testified that the young woman came knocking at the closed door of the inn on the Sunday evening during church time, saying she had lost her way. Roger Bevere by Ellen Wood [1884]

Benjamin Disraeli The fawn-coloured bitch, though terribly wounded, gave a loud bark; and even the other dog, which Vivian thought had been long dead, testified its triumphant joy by an almost inarticulate groan. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

H. G. Wells Some lavender-tinted sheets from Honeywood House testified to a night spent at his Aunt Rowena’s at Barnes. But there were no more drawings; he was getting too deeply moved for that sort of relief. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Duffham and a medical man, who was a stranger and had helped at the post-mortem, testified to arsenic being the cause of death. Hester Reed’s Pills by Ellen Wood [1874]

Henry Fielding His words, indeed, testified no less, for he daily called me his only darling, his whole comfort, his all. Amelia by Henry Fielding

He had also recovered and kept my old horse Cocky. The whole of the establishment there, testified their pleasure at our return. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Wilkie Collins The profound respect of manner and phrase which he had hitherto testifiedobserved by a man of his age, to a man of minemade me feel ill at ease. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Politicians, generals, admirals, and music-hall artists all testified to the new life it had opened up for them. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

George Gissing Shrieks of female laughter testified to the success of the entertainment. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Charles Dickens Received by two very intelligent gentlemen, brothers, and partners with their father in the concern, and who testified every desire to show their works to me freely, I went over the lead-mills. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Most of the spectators testified to having seen, on the breast of the unhappy minister, a SCARLET LETTER— the very semblance of that worn by Hester Prynne — imprinted in the flesh. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle The united experience of the kitchen, however, testified that three dozen was a fair provision. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Henry James Fleda broke into a laugh which gave him a surprise as visible as the emotion it testified to. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Arthur Machen I remember a few years ago reading how an illustrious Primitive Methodist testified on the sacred mount of Primitive Methodism at some anniversary of the society. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

William Black His acquaintances treated him with a familiarity which testified rather to his good-nature than to their good taste. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

The long-drawn sigh which issued from her lips testified to the relief he had given her, and the “Now Dwight!” which followed was uttered in tones more gentle and assured. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Her late disagreement with her uncle, and evident estrangement from him, as testified to by Mr. Harwell. 2. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Edgar Allan Poe Madame Deluc testified that she keeps a roadside inn not far from the bank of the river, opposite the Barriere du Roule. The neighborhood is secludedparticularly so. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Edgar Allan Poe An omnibus-driver, Valence,12 now also testified that he saw Marie Roget cross a ferry on the Seine, on the Sunday in question, in company with a young man of dark complexion. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

George Gissing The expression of pain on his forehead and about his lips testified to the sincerity with which he urged his views, at the same time to a lurking fear lest impulse should be misleading him. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Also, after examination, the surgeon testified that she had undoubtedly received an intravenous injection in the arm near the elbow. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Richard Burton The crowd of beggars at the door testified to its importance: they were attracted by the Persians who assemble here in force to weep and to pray. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

From her window she could look down into this garden, and see, quite at the other end of it, the large mansion it belonged to, whose lofty, blackened walls testified to its antiquity. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Theodore Dreiser He has personally testified here that it was only at the last moment before it actually happened that he either thought or knew of such an occurrence. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Ann Radcliffe Not so his attendants, many of whom, as the darkness increased, testified emotions not very honourable to their courage: starting at every bush, and believing it concealed a murderer. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Sir Richard Burton Now I am a fair swimmer, so I swam the whole day till nightfall, when my forearms and shoulders were numbed with fatigue and I felt like to die, so I testified to my faith, expecting naught but death. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Henry James She took no notice of Jean, who, while the rest of them stood about, testified to her prompt compliance with any word of Tony’s by being the only member of the company in a chair. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Henry James He took it in, so much there was of it; and indeed his not otherwise meeting it testified to that. The Jolly Corner by Henry James [1908]

Mark Twain Now a witness was called who testified that he found Muff Potter washing in the brook, at an early hour of the morning that the murder was discovered, and that he immediately sneaked away. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

George Meredith His hang of the head testified to the unerring stamp of a likeness Captain Abrane could affix with a stroke: he looked the fiddler over his bow, playing wonderfully to conceal the crack of a string. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Greengrocery of many kinds was apparently the most popular form of presentation, and carrots, turnips, potatoes and even onions, testified most eloquently to the warm and generous heart of youth. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

George Meredith I must have a testified account of her life before you met her and got the worst of it. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Rudyard Kipling Once again, and not for the first time, but with greater heat he testified what smoking led to — what, indeed, he was morally certain existed in full blast under their noses . Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

The Bishop gazed around him for some time, while the ecclesiastics who attended him testified their horror by looks and attitudes that needed no interpretation. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

George Meredith The nipping of the victim’s toes and finger-tips testified powerfully to that. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Nor had she her mistress testified the excuse of fearing unreasonable confinement. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

In his long career he had served noble causes, and scaled the heights of fame, and the crowds at his funeral testified to the love which his neighbours bore him. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Walter Scott He remained, as we have said, uncovered; and in his manner testified the highest expression of reverence, up to the point when such might seem a symbol of allegiance. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Theodore Dreiser The witness has testified to the general facts. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser