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Related to evidence: circumstantial evidence
give evidence of something
to show signs of something; to give proof of something. You are going to have to give evidence of your good faith in this matter. A nominal deposit would be fine. She gave evidence of being prepared to go to trial, so we settled the case.
much in evidence
Cliché very visible or evident. John was much in evidence during the conference. Your influence is much in evidence. I appreciate your efforts.
obvious Police and ambulance crews were in evidence all over town after the storm.
Usage notes: sometimes used with much or very much for emphasis: Good sportsmanship is always very much in evidence in these competitions.
turn king's/queen's evidencealso turn state's evidence
if someone who has been accused of a crime turns king's evidence, they give information in a court of law about other people involved in the crime in order to have their own punishment reduced She was given a lenient sentence in exchange for turning king's evidence.
1. Also, much in evidence. Plainly visible, conspicuous, as in The car's new dents were very much in evidence. [Second half of 1800s]
2. As testimony in a court of law, as in The attorney submitted the photograph in evidence. [c. 1700]
n. liquor. (Usually with the. Incorporated into a suggestion that the evidence be destroyed by drinking it.) There is only one thing to do with evidence like this, and that’s drink it.
1. Plainly visible; to be seen: It was early, and few pedestrians were in evidence on the city streets.
2. Law As legal evidence: submitted the photograph in evidence.
turn state's evidence
To give such testimony in court.