give witness to (something)

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give 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 give witness to the school's successful rebranding efforts. The beautiful homes and vibrant gardens give 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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They recognize themselves as forgiven sinners, they freely offer forgiveness, and they live giving witness to their effective conviction that the evil found in the world will never have the last word.
Giving witness to the values of the Gospel they attest to the existence of the shared spiritual foundations of human coexistence.
They are called cowards hiding their Christian identity and afraid of giving witness to their faith.
Creatively written, with short clear character descriptions, clear evocative language that highlights the full range of pathos and love, the ability to express in plain language the Palestinians ties to their land and their culture, and the openness with which she expresses her own feelings, make a narrative giving witness to the most significant clash of empire over indigenous people in today's unbalanced world.
He has succeeded in giving witness to the tradition of the Catholic faith in all its depth and beauty.
In this regard, Reynolds offers six criteria through which such open dialogue is facilitated: listening attentively, discovering value, appreciating value, being challenged and changed by the dialogue, and yet continually giving witness to one's own standpoint (p.
For Baptists to have a missions future, they must recognize that missions is the activity of marginal people, living in distinction from their culture and giving witness to the gospel as the ultimate power.
His is a wonderful story of a missionary love giving witness to Jesus among peoples who are not yet believers of the Christian faith and in the power of the Gospel.
Solidarity with others in giving witness to Jesus Christ is the key to holiness in the new millennium.
Aquinas answers that one may die for the faith in the broad sense of giving witness to the truth that the faith encompasses.
In the end, the engine block goes its functional finite way; the other becomes infinite, defining space, involving us in the shared experience with the sculptor's art, giving witness to the quality and character of our time, testimony to how we see ourselves in our society.
The note responded, "Though Christian participation in interreligious dialogue would not normally include an explicit invitation to baptism and entrance into the church, the Christian dialogue partner is always giving witness to the following of Christ, to which all are implicitly invited.
Peter's Square, the pope described a movement "as a way of being Christian and giving witness to Christ, which bases its own pedagogical method on a precise charism given to the person of the founder.
It seems that for the foreseeable future the primary concern of the bishops (like Boston Cardinal Bernard Law) will be to try to minimize the civil liability of the church, and to keep their own miters out of jail, not preaching the gospel or giving witness to Christ.
In a joint statement, the Pope and the Catholicos pointed to the need for full communion between Christians, for the sake of carrying out their essential mission, giving witness to Christ.