bear witness to (something)

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bear witness to (something)

To support or prove a claim or idea by one's (or something's) physical presence. The many students on campus these days bear witness to the school's successful rebranding efforts. The beautiful homes and vibrant gardens bear witness to the rebirth of this neighborhood.
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bear/give ˈwitness (to something)

provide evidence of the truth of something: The huge crowd bore witness to the popularity of this man.
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That there is a truth higher than experience, of which the mind bears witness to herself, is a conviction which in our own generation has been enthusiastically asserted, and is perhaps gaining ground.
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At its best, the Presbyterian Church in Canada bears witness to a Christ-centred faith that is both robust and inclusive.
The Canadian experience bears witness to this statement.
Each little flame bears witness to the fact that someone chose to walk through the church doors, to pick a candle, to strike a match.
This astonishing collection of diary excerpts bears witness to what YAs can accomplish when guided by a teacher who cares.
But in general the collection bears witness to the remarkable inventiveness of filmmakers working in a variety of forms, from the amateur home movie and the city film to the Hollywood musical.
Rather than standing with Jesus in the water, John bears witness to Jesus from a distance.
The last quarter of the 20th century bears witness to hundreds of millions of people uprooting themselves to look for work.
At the same time we give thanks for the rescue workers and volunteers, and all those persons whose courageous efforts demonstrated a generosity and selflessness that bears witness to the spirit of our nation at its best.
The reader bears witness to a young woman's struggle to run away from herself and her history and begin anew on her own terms, only to be faced at every turn with reminders of her true identity.
The arid space that covers the scene of this tragedy today bears witness to nothing more than the unsystematic and hasty reconstruction of the city.
Paget's Lonely Planet-worthy trip to film the Great Wall in 1989 becomes inextricably entwined with history as he bears witness to the crackdown at Tiananmen Square.
A born-again New Historicist or cultural materialist he is not; rather, his most recent work bears witness to a reconciling process that most of us can share, of responding to the critical revolutions of the past twenty years while still holding on to the humane breadth of view and deep involvement in the literary text that characterized the best work of mid-century scholarship.
The recent discovery of a long, extremely narrow, high-speed jet of gas emerging from a young star bears witness to this scenario.