Phrases with "testimony"

But that a prince so astute, as by the general testimony of the Conquerors he is represented to have been, should have made so impolitic a disclosure of his hidden motives is not so probable. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

George Gissing He of necessity abjured alcohols, and straightway longed to utter his testimony on a teetotal platform. A Poor Gentleman by George Gissing

Charles Dickens Such testimony will set the question quite at rest. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

George Meredith I harp on it because I long for testimony that I leave him to have some reward. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

He bore emphatic testimony to the services they had rendered to the good cause, and concluded with the most affectionate wishes for their future prosperity and happiness. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Charles Dickens But I, misled by the action, and confused by the occasion, shook hands with him with every testimony of warm affection. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

William Makepeace Thackeray An intelligent foreigner’s testimony about our manners is always worth having, and I think, in this respect the work of an eminent American, Mr. N. P. Willis is eminently valuable and impartial. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

However, in these cases, I am obliged to give the testimony of others. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

George Meredith Flitch appealed to his former master for testimony that he was a good and a careful driver. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Anthony Trollope It has, I hope, been some consolation to you in your misfortune to hear the terms in which you have been spoken of by such friends as they who came here to give their testimony on your behalf. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells The testimony of Mrs. Rusper continued relentlessly in the background. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

And one eminent testimony to its merit I myself am able to allege, viz. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

This man’s testimony was coming out in throes, and yet — it must be saidagain she probed. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

I could only allege the testimony of publishers and authors to the contrary, and this did not satisfy him. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Herrera’s testimony is little short of that of a contemporary, since it was derived, he tells us, from the correspondence of the Conquerors, and the accounts given him by their own sons. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Isabella Bird As to the “cabined, cribbed, confined” life, I can give no testimony from personal knowledge. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Amidst such conflicting testimony it is difficult to arrive at the real truth; but you may depend upon receiving authentic information upon this point the moment the fact is ascertained. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Tobias Smolle The knight forced upon his finger a very splendid diamond ring, as a testimony of his gratitude and esteem. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

G. K. Chesterton The creature man forgets bears against him a testimony that cannot be forgotten. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Sinclair Lewis The testimony of the frightened woman burned away all the cheapness of his plan, and he wondered that his self, which mostly he respected, could be so sneaking. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing But when at length all inquiries had failed, the labourer of whom Arthur had inquired his way on the morning of his flight, suddenly came forward and gave his testimony to that fact. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Andrew Lang We turn, therefore, from a theme in which civilised testimony is more bulky than that derived from savage life, to a topic in which savage evidence is much more full than modern civilised records. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

The improbability of its details is too glaring, and the testimony against it is overpowering. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

But I believe most travellers have much nobler sensations in Virgil’s tomb, and there is a great deal of testimony borne to their lofty sentiments on every scribbleable inch of its walls. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

I believe, with you, that her testimony should be disregarded. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

George Meredith He insists on the fly, and the inn, and the wet boots, and the warming mixture, and the testimony of the landlady and the railway porter. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell I consider my wife’s testimony as likely to be nearer the truth than my daughter’s, for that reason. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

But I have him tight, hand and seal, and good testimony to it. Signa by Ouida

It is evident, however, from the testimony given above, that he was a strong believer in the supernatural, and here if anywhere we find a relationship between him and his more celebrated descendant. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Andrew Lang For the moment, the impartial examination of testimony is more important and practicable than the establishment of any theory. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Matilda, whose surname turned out to be Valentine, having got over the first shock, gave her testimony with subdued composure. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

He might have dwelt on the unsupported testimony of the only witness, the unscrupulous Procopius, whom Gibbon himself convicts on another subject of flagrant mendacity. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

George Gissing Veranilda is in the palace, held in guard by Bessas till she can have escort to Constantinople.’ ‘Ha! You are sure of that?’ ‘I have it on testimony that cannot be doubted. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Miss Cumberland’s testimony gave me my first enlightenment on these points. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

At the inquest, the old colored woman’s testimony had done more than cause Nils’ indictment for murder. Serapion by Francis Stevens

To what injustice I was treated last year, you yourself bore public testimony less even than a month ago. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Which was held for a testimony that the Lord had done great things for him there in the midst of the fire, and under the Lady Elizabeth the place was called Struther’s Salvation for many years. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

I reached Datchet and Lucy’s humble abodeonce noisy with Saturday night revellers, or trim and neat on Sunday morning it had borne testimony to the labours and orderly habits of the housewife. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Walter Crane The very vividness of realization even of the most faithful portraiture is a testimony to mental powers. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

It was now, and not at Brook Farm, that he found his true Arcadia, and we have his wife’s testimony that for the first eighteen months or more at the Old Manse, they were supremely happy. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Wilkie Collins I tak’ up my testimony against that. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

His testimony amounted to this: That a person by the name of Pope was registered on his books. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

On the last point his testimony is quite as emphatic as on the former two. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Robert Green Ingersoll But I contend, as against this argument, that you should not take the testimony of these men unless you are willing to take at the same time all their beliefs on other subjects. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Francis Bacon Thus much therefore for divine testimony and evidence concerning the true dignity and value of learning. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

George Meredith That they met the procession of the Welsh, and claimed to take charge of the countess’s carriage, near the Kentish border-line, is an assertion supported by testimony fairly acceptable. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Edward Bellamy That the art of such embalming as this had ever been known we should not have believed, yet here seemed conclusive testimony that our immediate ancestors had possessed it. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

John Locke IV. Fourthly, because our senses assist one another’s testimony of the existence of outward things, and enable us to predict. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Robert Louis Stevenson That he should thus leave me out in his dissimulation, as though even my testimony were too despicable to be considered, galled me to the blood. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

At last Constant pronounced the words, “In testimony whereof,” etc. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Ann Radcliffe There were other means of shewing that Schedoni was the Count di Bruno, than the testimony of Ansaldo, though I was ignorant of them when I bade you summon the penitentiary. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

But, with the door open, the interior of the room was in part view of all the seven card-players, and they all confirm Huntley’s testimony that the room was in pitch darkness when he went in. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Wilkie Collins There is her aunt’s testimony to prove that she came to Count Fosco’s house, that she fell ill, and that she died. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

His testimony concerned the nature of the wound found in the murdered man’s head. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Maria Edgeworth He then related the adventure of the dancing dogs, and remarked, that the testimony of an enemy came with double force in his favour. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Victor Hugo This Josiana! Was it not absurd? What merit had she? She had accomplished the wonderful work of coming into the world as a testimony of the folly of her father and the shame of her mother. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Robert Green Ingersoll The religious people have always regarded the testimony of these devils as perfectly conclusive, and the writers of the New Testament quote the words of these imps of darkness with great satisfaction. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Homo Creator’s testimony to the sound construction and fine finish of Deus Creatus. A popular form of abjection, having an element of pride. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Watkin Tench I cannot quit him without bearing my testimony that his talents promise to be directed in future to make reparation to society for the offences he has heretofore committed against it. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Rafael Sabatini His was a fervour that carried conviction, and he might have carried it now but for the testimony of Razetta’s back and shoulders, which were black and blue from last night’s drubbing. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

There will be no scene — at least on my part — when I rise before the court to give my testimony to-morrow. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins I next showed that she had taken that journey, by the personal testimony of the driver of the fly, and I proved that she had performed it on the appointed day, by the order-book at the livery stables. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Seeing it, Mr. Gryce did not wait to hear his comments, but upon finishing his account, exclaimed, with a confident air: “Such testimony is conclusive. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

This circumstance pleased M. de Treville much, as he thus became certain that no foreign suggestion could insinuate itself between M. de la Tremouille’s testimony and himself. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Charles Dickens The bread was new and crusty, the butter fresh, and the sugar lump, of course — in fulfilment of the standard testimony of the Coketown magnates, that these people lived like princes, sir. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Messieurs Boissec and Rochemorte had thought proper to question its genuineness, and insinuate a cheat; I was now to bear my testimony to the truth, and to be put to the torture of their examination. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch But there exists more explicit testimony to Zeb’s wedding within the church — and within the churchyard, too, where he and Ruby have rested this many a year. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Wilkie Collins Our guest!” reiterated the captain, shouting once more as if the tall lady was still fast asleep, in spite of the plain testimony of her own eyes to the contrary. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Arthur Conan Doyle A spasm of fury passed over the face of the Mussulman priest at this public testimony to the failure of his missionary efforts. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Walter Scott Enthusiastic feelings of an impressive and solemn nature occur both in private and public life, which seem to add ocular testimony to an intercourse betwixt earth and the world beyond it. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

M. R. James And here I come to a passage to which I should not dare to ask your attention, but that it appears to me to be founded in truth, and is supported by testimony deserving of credit. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Washington Irving As a testimony of cherished and well-merited affection, he dedicated it to his brother Henry. There is an amusing affectation of indifference as to its fate expressed in the dedication. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Upon that, Mr. Badger was produced; a thin man with a neck as stiff as a poker; who gave his reluctant testimony in a sweet tone of benevolence. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

I waited with great but subdued eagerness for the testimony of the next witness, who was a young man by the name of Callahan. I don’t like young men in general. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

The testimony of Benjamin Somers disproves his first statement, and the testimony of the last witness disproves his second. The Four-Fifteen Express by Amelia B. Edwards

Margaret Oliphant Mr. Raffles and Mr. Vincent supped at Pigeon’s, along with the Browns and Tozers; and Phœbe’s testimony is on record that it was a feast of reason and a flow of soul. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Alas for humanity, if it should fail! The testimony of the Spanish conquerors is not uniform in respect to the favorable influence exerted by the Peruvian institutions on the character of the people. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

I confess to you, sir, that, after the testimony of so many spectators and so many goldsmiths, and after the repeatedly successful experiments that I saw performed, all my prejudices vanished. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

He has taken Crabb on his way to Worcester to support this testimony if needful, and to impart it privately to Tanerton.” “Well, it all seems a hopeless puzzle to me,” returned the pater. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Carlyle speaks with unfailing regard of the favourite pupil, whose brilliant University and Parliamentary career bore testimony to the good practical guidance he had received. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

The matter of the bottles was gone into and the event in Cuthbert Road. Then I was called to the stand, and my testimony asked for. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Bram Stoker Again witnesses who could give testimony to the individuality of the missing King of twenty years ago were few and far between. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Ann Radcliffe He returned, bearing public testimony of his valour in the honors which had been conferred upon him. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Such a statement would be in the nature of evidence, and the testimony in this case is closed. The Parenticide Club by Ambrose Bierce

I was told that his testimony was of no account, that he was a fool, and could not remember anything. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Sigmund Freud My dissatisfaction with this procedure has, of course, been mitigated since I have learned to estimate the testimony of dreams at its true value. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Anthony Trollope He had come forward under the hands of Captain Yorke Clayton and repeated his whole story, giving it in testimony before the magistrates. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry James Hyacinth felt that, whether his personal sympathy should rest finally with the victors or the vanquished, the victorious force was colossal and would require no testimony from the irresolute. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

By means of these they went through their calculations with great rapidity, and the Spaniards who first visited the country bear testimony to their accuracy. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Henry James That was the testimony that the slight subjects in question strike me as having borne to their surrounding medium — the fact that their unconsciousness could be so preserved. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

Neither testimony could be shaken. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Andrew Lang Mrs. Claughton said: “Am I dreaming, or is it true?” The figure gave, as testimony to character, a piece of information. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Nathaniel Hawthorne But I have proof nearly as strong as Mr. Higginbotham’s own oral testimony in the negative. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Sir Walter Scott As soon as it was finished, a shout burst from the assembled Chiefs, in testimony of their ready submission to the will of their sovereign. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Nathaniel Hawthorne An instance of their honorable testimony in his behalf may fitly be recorded here. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Wilkie Collins Tenderhearted creature! I had only been in prison six months when that overwhelming testimony of sisterly affection came to console me in my captivity. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

He and Layelah had both been examined, as well as the Kosekin who had gone after us; but Layelah’s testimony was by far the most important. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Rafael Sabatini If you respect the lady as you pretend, afford by silence some testimony of that respect. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Washington Irving The world at large is the arbiter of a nation’s fame; with its thousand eyes it witnesses a nation’s deeds, and from their collective testimony is national glory or national disgrace established. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Elizabeth Gaskell Though, after all, juries go very little by such general and vague testimony as that to character. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

George Gissing But to insult me by supposing that force of impudence can overcome the testimony of my own reason! Very well. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

The honest cowkeeper gave his testimony in a straightforward, unhesitating voice. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

The old men, indeed, who recollected the wind ever since their youth, were incredulous; but their testimony bore but little weight, compared to the influence which we had acquired. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Anthony Trollope On the morrow, when inquiry would be made — and aunt Sophie would certainly be loud in her inquiries — this friar would be able to give some testimony respecting her. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

They had but little information to give; but the testimony of each was so to say a fresh accusation. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

We know the effect of habit in all mechanical operations, and the Spaniards bear constant testimony to the adroitness and accuracy of the Peruvians in this. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Some testimony as to Pym’s movements that afternoon was obtained from Mrs. Ball, the lawyer having already been to Woburn Place to get it. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Anthony Trollope In testimony of her love, however, she was about to pay all his debts. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

I ask your Honor now to strike out all this testimony as irrelevant in rebuttal, and I beg our learned friend to close an examination as unprofitable to his own cause as to mine. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Walter Scott The Doctor’s testimony went to prove the insanity of the party whose mental capacity was the point at issue. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Robert Louis Stevenson It’s a remarkable thing, and a testimony to the love with which our nation is regarded, that this address scarce ever fails in a handsome fellow. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Yet the impression generally made was favorable, as one could perceive from the air of respect with which his testimony was received. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

George Berkeley But I do not see how the testimony of sense can be alleged as a proof for the existence of anything which is not perceived by sense. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

The testimony of Mary Leavenworth was short. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

But whether it was five minutes or ten, the period was long enough to render their testimony uncertain as to the exact length of time she had lain there dead. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Her testimony is too important to the case to be ignored. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Elizabeth Gaskell I may add a little anecdote as a testimony to the admirable character of the likeness of Miss Bronte prefixed to this volume. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Henry James These days, which dragged their length into a strange, uncomfortable fortnight, had already borne more testimony to that element than all the other time the two women had passed together. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Ann Radcliffe Adeline, when called upon, gave her little narrative with clearness and precision; and Peter, who had conveyed her from the Abbey, supported the testimony she offered. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Wilkie Collins I anticipated the objection you have just made: and I have again provided myself with independent testimony which will carry its due weight with it in your own mind, and in the minds of your friends. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

The contrary evidence of relics of the dead was waved away before the imperious and disinterested testimony of the falling star. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Granted that Maria Parslet’s testimony had been honestly genuine, a theory cropped up to counteract it. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn Some one in Ireland wrote to inform Moore that £300 had been left him as a testimony of regard. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Wilkie Collins One morning, the population of Toulouse heard, with every testimony of the most extravagant rejoicing, that the three brothers had escaped, accompanied by the gaoler’s daughter. The Cauldron of Oil by Wilkie Collins [1861]

H. G. Wells Here I will give only the testimony of my little bank books to show how the financial pressure upon me was relieved and overcome. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Wilkie Collins It is at this critical point of the story that the testimony of the eye-witness whom we propose to quote, begins. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

George Meredith There is, however, only the testimony of a maid and a mariner to show that Tinman did it, and those are witnesses coming of particularly long-bow classes, given to magnify small items of fact. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Finally, in Latin Pope was a “considerable proficient,” even by the cautious testimony of Dr. Johnson; and in this language only the doctor was an accomplished critic. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

Edgar Allan Poe Let me now advert — not to the whole testimony respecting these voices — but to what was peculiar in that testimony. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

We have abundant testimony to the fact that the artist-host was himself an exceptionally fine talker. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Thomas Hughes And then peace came to him as he resolved, lastly, to bear his testimony next morning. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Instead of going to prison, she was placed in an asylum, and Trevick surrounded her with every comfort, as he reflected that only her testimony had saved his life. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

However, the universal testimony of those best qualified to judge, is conclusive that this custom has for many years been almost extinct. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Wilkie Collins If that unhappy lady dies, I will give my testimony in a court of justice that your ignorance and obstinacy have been the cause of her death. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

She had only to reveal the secret of her sex, and the ridiculous witnesses, beyond whose testimony there was nothing at all against her, must at once be covered with derision. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Anna Katherine Green Her testimony was uttered before me in court, and was not one to rouse my apprehensions. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

M. P. Shiel Strike me, and your tympanum shall tingle you testimony of a flawless gold. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

He had some preconceived ideas as to captain’s wives which, while he did not believe the testimony of his eyes, made him open them very wide. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

You have the testimony of the ages to support your faith. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Sinclair Lewis Let’s give our testimony by picking out hymns that express just how we feel about the dear Savior and his help. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy A closer glance at his face corroborated the testimony of his clothes. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope He has been judged to give true testimony against himself, but not false testimony in his own favor. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Jules Verne I had it there now before my eyes, bearing upon it the unexceptionable testimony of its catastrophe. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Four distinct blows were struck, so the medical testimony avers. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The arts bear testimony to it. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

John Galsworthy Perhaps the greatest testimony to his character, whatever that might be, lay in the fact that no one ever threw his acquaintanceship with nearly everybody up against him. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Charles Dickens He was taken up by the Mendicity Society (informally it afterwards appeared), and I presented myself at a London Police-Office with my testimony against him. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Robert Green Ingersoll In the early days of Christian experience an intrepid faith was regarded as a testimony in favor of the church. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Nellie Bly It is said people do not grow old in Hong Kong. Their youthful looks bear ample testimony to the statement. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

John Locke Secondly, The testimony of others, vouching their observation and experience. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Mrs. Cole brazened it out: testimony was too strong for her to attempt denial. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

Said of certain kinds of testimony which juries are supposed to be unfit to be entrusted with, and which judges, therefore, rule out, even of proceedings before themselves alone. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Evidently the preceding testimony had either upset some theory of his, or indubitably strengthened some unwelcome suspicion. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Perdita’s name was for ever joined with his; their conjugal felicity was celebrated even by the authentic testimony of facts. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Virginia Woolf Its testimony upon this point is so conclusive, but so voluminous, that we must try to condense many volumes into one story. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Turning to the judge, he cried: “This testimony is irrelevant and incompetent, and I ask to have it stricken out. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

John Lewis Burckhard Their bruises and sores bore testimony to the truth of their story; instances of such acts of violence frequently occur in the desert. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

In November of the same year, Dr. Pearson published his “Inquiry,” containing the testimony of numerous practitioners in different parts of the kingdom, to the efficacy of the practice. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Andrew Lang Your testimony is often derived from observers ignorant of the language of the people whom they talk about, or who are themselves prejudiced by one or other theory or bias. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Theodore Dreiser Follow the other testimony closely, and then you will be able to judge for yourselves. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Walter Scott Methinks that in a battle-field, fought under your imperial guidance, and that of your great captains, your evidence might well supersede the testimony of such a man as this. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

His testimony may not be valid, but there is suggestion in every movement he makes. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

The youth’s testimony ran as follows: ‘Mr. Jukes, ’e was wavin’ his arm something chronic and carryin’ on about ’ow this was no billet for a man like ’im. The Magic Walking Stick by John Buchan [1927]

Maria Edgeworth Belinda heard from all sides praises of Mr. Vincent’s generosity; and she could not be insensible to the simple but enthusiastic testimony which Juba bore to his master’s goodness. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Stopping him with a gesture, she cried: “No — no! do not call for any one; I wish to be alone; I have my duty to face, you know; my testimony to prepare. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Andrew Lang If so: they would then consider testimony as affecting prisoner. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Batsy was not dead, or at least her testimony still remained and had come at Sweetwater’s beck from the other side of the sea to save her mistress’s son. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

His testimony cleared the under-secretary at once. The Four-Fifteen Express by Amelia B. Edwards

Anthony Trollope I trust they will believe that if I knew of testimony on the other side, of records adverse to the man, I would give them. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Wilkie Collins Speaking as a man, I consider you to be a person whose head is full of maggots, and I take up my testimony against your experiment as a delusion and a snare. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Edgar Allan Poe And the hair — the wool! Could I have reached that wool I would have bathed it with my tears, in testimony of regret. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

George Eliot But you saw a great deal of him, I suppose; and your testimony to any one is enough for me,’ said Harold, lowering his voice rather tenderly. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Had the police spy whose testimony is likely to hang me, climbed the tree a moment sooner than he did, he would have seen that. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

The former wilds of North America bear ample testimony to the achievements of this enterprising people. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

There is no reason, as far as I am aware, to distrust the testimony of the writer, and Munoz has made some sensible extracts from it for his inestimable collection. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Samuel Johnson Of his choir he was eminently careful; and though he neither loved nor understood music, took care that all the singers were well qualified, admitting none without the testimony of skilful judges. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

The steps which the Powers, on the unanimous testimony of their spokesmen, were harmoniously taking produced no effect against the rebels (as the enemy was habitually called). Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

The fact that molluscs do intern foreign and obnoxious substances is testimony to their decency and love of cleanliness, and so may the pearl be still accepted as the embodiment of purity. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Anthony Trollope Words when once written, remain, or may remain, in testimony for ever. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith They, according to the joint testimony of M. de St. Ombre and Mr. Rose Mackrell, comported themselves throughout as became the daughters of a warrior race. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Meredith For the fortifying testimony of his passion had to be put aside, he was obliged to disavow it for a simpler motive if he applied at the door. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Theodore Dreiser This was such a testimony to their real union — their real spiritual compatibility. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope Since the last book he wrote himself, I doubt whether any book has been so popular as his biography by John Forster. There is no withstanding such testimony as this. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Jane Austen I cannot produce written proof again, but I can give as authentic oral testimony as you can desire, of what he is now wanting, and what he is now doing. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Robert Green Ingersoll The testimony of the dying concerning some other world, or in regard to the supernatural, cannot be any better than that of the living. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Wilkie Collins I looked with righteous indignation at the Sergeant, to see what he thought of such a testimony as THAT. The Sergeant looked back like a lamb, and seemed to like me better than ever. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

John Hill Burton But the most mischievous of all the exclusions is that by which a man is privileged to decline giving testimony which may injure him. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Anna Katherine Green But how will that help you? He had no testimony to give in relation to this crime, or he would have given it. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Wilkie Collins Our future actions depend upon her answers to our inquiries, upon her testimony to the genuineness of that letter. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Anna Katherine Green Realizing that she will be obliged to give full testimony at the inevitable inquest, she is at last ready to acknowledge that she has been aware for a long time of a secret in Madame’s life. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

My testimony can all be concentrated into the one sentence, ‘I did not expect this bequest, and have no theories to advance in explanation of it. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing Other men who came to the house took every opportunity of paying her broad compliments, and some went so far as to offer practical testimony of their admiration. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Sinclair Lewis The prosecutor would tear your testimony to pieces. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang Such is the value of the only testimony against the Jesuits which deserves consideration. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

The testimony of two credible witnesses as opposed to that of only one. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

John Locke The reason whereof is, because the testimony is of such an one as cannot deceive nor be deceived: and that is of God himself. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Erasmus also bears testimony in his favour; and the general voice of his age proclaimed him a light of literature and an ornament to philosophy. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

William Black However, if they increased his troubles, they also shared them; and in this same letter he bears explicit testimony to the value of their companionship. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

Andrew Lang They can therefore contain little testimony as to what man, while still ‘primitive,’ thought about God, the world, and the soul. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

My mind on this subject is quite made up, and, having the testimony of my own senses to rely upon, I prefer to abide by it. The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards