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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And these vestiges, even though essentially colonial, present the paradox of not bearing witness to colonial domination but to those beneath it who tried to draw in more breaths more full of oxygen--I mean, more humanity.
"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.
Bearing Witness to Global Warming in Patagonia The Long Now Foundation - Our planet gets up to no end of apocalyptic-like tricks over time periods when it is nearly all ice, all melting ice, all desert, all sea water, all molten lava, and civilizations come and go, sometimes for geological or climate reasons.
Bearing witness to the promise of Jesus' resurrection means being honest about the muck and dirt and blood and pain that is very much real in the lives of the people who gather on any given Sunday.
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.
"Bearing witness to something spiritual is important," said TRC commissioner Marie Wilson, who is married to a residential school survivor.
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.
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.
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."
Bearing witness to such events and seeing commanding officers turn a blind eye turns closeted straight-looking soldiers into silent coconspirators, Hill says.
Watching the performance of the bond market in 1999 was like bearing witness to a three-car collision.