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 .
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that "Confirmation perfects baptismal grace; it is the sacrament that gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, it incorporates us more firmly into Christ, it strengthens our bond with the church, it associates us more closely with her mission, and it helps us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.
To bear witness to what isn't shown with the purpose of revealing an aspect of life no one expects to see is the challenge I took on.
Dokoupil left his native Czechoslovakia as a teenager in 1968, a break that still shapes his work today: The interruptions and jumps visible everywhere in this show bear witness to a loss of identity, which is replaced by playful appropriations of varying intensity, by what Judith Butler calls "performative identity.
In "Monday Sundown 9/17/01," she writes, "I bear witness to no thing / more human than hate / I bear witness to no thing/more human than love / apples and honey / apples and honey.
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.