evidence has definitions from the field of law
[ noun ] your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief




"the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The Fulton_County_Grand_Jury said Friday an investigation of Atlanta 's recent primary_election produced `` no evidence '' that any irregularities took_place .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

If Bultmann 's own definition of myth is strictly adhered to ( and it is interesting that this is almost never done by those who make such pronouncements ) , the evidence is overwhelming that he does not at all exaggerate the extent to which the mythological concepts of traditional theology have become incredible and irrelevant .

Nor is it necessary to look_for such evidence in the great urban_centers of our culture that are admittedly almost entirely secularized and so profoundly estranged from the conventional forms in which the gospel has been communicated .

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

Further evidence that Roman_Catholicism enjoys a more favorable_position today than in 1861 is the respectful attention given to_it in the mass_media of England .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Skeptics may deny the more startling phenomena of dreams as things they have never personally observed , but failure to wonder at their basic mystery is outright avoidance of routine evidence .

[ noun ] an indication that makes something evident


"his trembling was evidence of his fear"

Used in print


Another piece of evidence appears in a dispatch from Bonn in the Observer ( London ) .

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

There is ample evidence from many sources that the **f bond in **f is symmetric .

There is evidence , though less convincing than for **f , that the **f bond in nickel dimethylglyoxime is symmetric .

A randomization of `` ups '' and `` downs '' is more likely than ordered `` ups '' and `` downs '' in position ( 3 ) since the hydrogen_atoms are well separated and so the position of one could hardly affect the position of another , and also since ordered `` up '' and `` down '' implies a larger unit_cell , for which no evidence exists .

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

There are several sources of evidence on the micrometeorite environment .

[ verb ] provide evidence for; stand as proof of


"His high fever attested to his illness" "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

The same thing is also evidenced by the extreme `` culture Protestantism '' so often observed to characterize the preaching and teaching of the American churches .

(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)

Not all these regions exhibited equal agglutinating_activity , as evidenced by titer and the extent of the active areas .

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

MacLean stressed correctly the importance of the visceral_brain for preservation of the individual and the species , as evidenced by the influence of the limbic_brain ( including the hypothalamus ) on emotions related_to fight and flight and also on sexual functions .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

This is brought_out in the common religious ethos that prevails even in the denominationally diverse audiences at many secular semi-public and public occasions in the United_States ; and it is evidenced in the prayers offered , in the frequent religious allusions , and in the confirmation of points on religious grounds .

[ noun ] (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved

Used in print

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

And she felt amply rewarded for her suffering when the evidence of Lee 's quack shenanigans , gathered by the tape_recorder under her friend 's clothing , proved adequate in court for convicting Franklin_D._Lee .

[ verb ] provide evidence for


"The blood test showed that he was the father" "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

Used in print

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

One sample , which had been exposed to the atmosphere after evacuation at 375 ` C , showed the presence of adsorbed water ( about 0.3 wt % ) as evidenced by a weak resonance line which was very narrow at room_temperature and which disappeared , due_to broadening , at low_temperature .

[ verb ] give evidence


"he was telling on all his former colleague"

Used in print

(Rosemary Balckmon, "How Much Do You Tell When...)

Quite other feelings are evidenced by this style : Note the drop to pitch 1 ( the lowest ) on mother with no rise at the end of the sentence ; this is a `` fade '' ending , and what you have here is a downtalking style of speech , expressing something less_than conventional respect for mother .

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