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testimony

[tes′timō′nē]
Etymology: L, testimonium, evidence
the statement of a witness, usually made orally and given under oath, such as at a court trial.
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The Grand Master was a man advanced in age, as was testified by his long grey beard, and the shaggy grey eyebrows overhanging eyes, of which, however, years had been unable to quench the fire.
The master testified as much admiration for the talents as for the character of his favorite pupil, who served as a conclusion to all his comparisons.
He relit the stair gas as he spoke, and we saw before us a singular-looking man, whose appearance, as well as his voice, testified to his jangled nerves.
Denis Eady was the son of Michael Eady, the ambitious Irish grocer, whose suppleness and effrontery had given Starkfield its first notion of "smart" business methods, and whose new brick store testified to the success of the attempt.
I'm being scorched in the legs," which indeed is testified to the noses of all present by the smell of his worsted stockings.
It was of about the same diameter as the entrance at the foot of the tree, and opened directly upon a large flat limb, the well worn surface of which testified to its long continued use as an avenue for some creature to and from this remarkable shaft.
He was an excellent fellow, who testified the most absolute confidence in his master, and the most unlimited devotion to his interests, even anticipating his wishes and orders, which were always intelligently executed.
charmed all who were there; and they testified their admiration over and over again, not by voice or gesture, but by deep silence and rapt attention, those two languages of the courtier which acknowledge the hand of no master powerful enough to restrain them.
From the surrounding walls the heads of three famous Victorian writers surveyed this entertainment, and slips of paper pasted beneath them testified in the great man's own handwriting that he was yours sincerely or affectionately or for ever.
Chailey folded her sheets, but her expression testified to flatness within.
Vanderpole's business with me was testified to by the chief of his department.
The united experience of the kitchen, however, testified that three dozen was a fair provision.