The irony and tragedy of Winkler's story is that the memories that enabled Winkler to bear witness
betrayed her fervent wish not to have the physical rape define her as "rape-traumatized and tattooed emotionally.
Gram's narratives are liberating because they are motivated by the need both to bear witness
and to heal the mind and recuperate from slavery; and Gram's discourse is open to changing contexts and altered conditions, not monumental or legendary but intimate and therefore "able to reveal newer ways to mean" (Bakhtin 346).
The 138th General Assembly sought to bear witness
to Jesus Christ with courage and faith.
To bear witness
means being there -- and that's not free.
It further says that they also had been mandated to bear witness
to a potential that was, however, not at their disposal, something they painfully experienced when their well-intended attempts to heal failed (Matt 17:14-20; Mk 9:14-29; Lk 9:37-43).
Certain periods in human history demand personal memoirs that bear witness
to the disappointments, hope and turmoil of their time, because of how that time stood at the very center of great changes in human history.
There's no more "inexpressible" to bear witness
to; it's all been shown already on cable.
so that you may bear witness
to them of the genuineness of your faith?
You don't watch this film so much as bear witness
The opening pages of her text juxtapose the extreme right, revisionist views of this state legislator with the pride of a new American who has arrived at the Simon Wiesenthal Center to bear witness
to her European roots.
This tradition of peace with justice, of cooperating with God in a mission that seeks the world's healing, prompts the Anglican Church of Canada to bear witness
to the struggles of persons, communities, and peoples for a sustainable and peaceable life.