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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It is called to bear witness to the mighty acts of God past and present by proclaiming "God's deeds of power" (Acts 2:11), the foremost of which is that God "in Christ .
While we know that we have made great strides in the development of treatments for HIV disease, we also bear witness to a modern-day plague that has distinguished itself from any plague past or present.
The essays herein were invited of people who played vital roles in the evolution of environmental health and who can bear witness to Dr.
They bear witness to this unity by the peace in which they all live, the brotherhood which is their name, the fellowship to which they are pledged.
But nothing embodies our mission more than our Awards of Honor, where we pay tribute to the best in the New York real estate and construction, even as we bear witness to two of the most time-honored professions of the Irish tradition.
Writers continue to bear witness to the experiences of the citizens of Europe during WW II in order to prevent similar atrocities from happening again.
PWRDF is a response by Canadian Anglicans to the gospel call to bear witness to God's healing love in a broken world.
One Night documents the ironic and tragic consequences of Winkler's choice to bear witness to her own rape.
Many social workers for private charities can bear witness to the emotional condition of children coming from this kind of ordeal.
We thought there would be a few mentions on the local news and that would be that, but the national news picked up the story, and suddenly everyone could bear witness to our little girl's exquisite beauty and the pride our parents were feeling in becoming grandparents.
The displacements in the monument to La Boetie that Montaigne had intended to place at the center of Book 1 of the Essais -- the suppression of the Servitude volontaire and the 29 sonnets -- bear witness to the essayist's struggle to work through the doubts he had about his friend's intentions.
So while Enron's shares plummeted from $36 to less than a dollar within three months, workers were forced to hold on to their stock and bear witness to the crash.
Using art as a mnemonic device for a culture's collective memory, these dancers and musicians contributed to the effort to stop the cycle of violence in this world, inviting people to bear witness to beauty in order to remember violence.
At the site of a former church on the corner of Peralta and 7th Streets, Hood set up rows of blue benches like church pews that bear witness to this disappearance.