give evidence of (something)

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give evidence of (something)

To provide proof or confirmation of something. Yeah, you can use your driver's license to give evidence of your mailing address. Her 30-page paper gave evidence of her extensive knowledge on the topic.
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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.
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The jury viewed the body, and John Cavendish gave evidence of identification.
During the first days of the journey Aouda became better acquainted with her protector, and constantly gave evidence of her deep gratitude for what he had done.
They called to mind, also, a long catalogue of foregone presentiments and predictions made at various times by the Delaware, and, in their superstitious credulity, began to consider him a veritable seer; without thinking how natural it was to predict danger, and how likely to have the prediction verified in the present instance, when various signs gave evidence of a lurking foe.
Yet both somehow gave evidence of the smouldering fires beneath.
The slopes, extending far away, changed to hills that gave evidence of mountains soon to follow.