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's only 18 months since Unipart and Coventry got together to develop the institute and while there have certainly been challenges along the way we are now bearing witness to all the hard work that everyone has put into the initiative.
Second, there is the additional outrage of each of us bearing witness to Garner's death.
We know this means bearing witness to Christ by what we say and what we do.
If we see our life purpose as bearing witness to the truth of God's goodness, power and unconditional love for all His creation, we'll understand more of who we are - and who everyone else really is, too.
He closes by linking memory to bearing witness and includes typological remarks on bearing witness to right and wrong, acknowledging a relationship to wrongdoing and bearing witness to one's convictions.
A novel of determination, courage, and ultimately, bearing witness to greed and ruthlessness as land, home, possessions, and dignity are stolen from himself and his people.
Because the exegetical category of "promise" presupposes the hiddenness of God--even within God's revelation to human beings--to which the biblical texts bear witness in diverse ways, it can provide means for avoiding the injustices of hegemonic interpretation and for bearing witness to the God whose promises are simultaneously mysterious and sure.
it's the noisy part, filled with an odd mixture of bravado, determination and hope, layered onto an intense focus on the day-to-clay job of bearing witness to brutality that is impossible to comprehend.
Warhol (a 1966 portrait of the artist's mother), has the stunning intimacy of this home movie, not to mention the weight and necessity of bearing witness to an unspeakable history.
For Samuelson, who uses a pseudonym, the pain of the Holocaust went unuttered for a half-century until he wrote his memoir, ``Abiding Hope: Bearing Witness to the Holocaust,'' two years ago.
He also wrote to British military chaplains serving in the Persian Gulf, telling them, "You stand in a long and honourable tradition of Christians bearing witness to the love of Christ in hard and dangerous places.
The problem is that by saying nothing, by refusing to take the risk of coming out and bearing witness to the reality of their lives, they are adding to the impression that they are all somehow shameful and guilty, denying us the witnesses we need and powerfully undermining both their own cause and the cause of gay liberation.
Watching the performance of the bond market in 1999 was like bearing witness to a three-car collision.
Rieff contends that we have a moral obligation to bear witness, but his preoccupation with his feelings, at the expense of factual reporting, obscures what it is we ought to be bearing witness to in Bosnia.
More than 50 active and retired steelworkers representing nearby steel-producing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York were at the hearing bearing witness to their strong support for continuation of the steel tariffs until 2005.