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proof positive

Proof that definitively confirms something; undeniable proof (of something). This document—signed by the defendant—is proof positive that he authorized the transfer of funds. If you're looking for proof positive, you're not going to find it. Some things just don't have a definite answer.
See also: positive, proof

proof ˈpositive

definite or convincing proof: It’s proof positive of her belief in the company that she’s investing her own money in it.
See also: positive, proof
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Did Roger de Conde not wish to be elsewhere he had accepted, and as he did not accept it is proof positive that he does not wish to bide among the De Montforts."
To whose retinue he had been attached none had thought to inquire, for the followers of a Martian noble are many, coming and going at the whim of their master, so that a new face is scarcely ever questioned, as the fact that a man has passed within the palace walls is considered proof positive that his loyalty to the jeddak is beyond question, so rigid is the examination of each who seeks service with the nobles of the court.
She came out of her own sitting-room with red spots on her cheek-bones, which having provoked a question from her "beloved" charge, were accounted for by a curt "I have a headache coming on." But we may be certain that the talk being over she must have said to that young blackguard: "You had better take her out for a ride as usual." We have proof positive of this in Fyne and Mrs.
This dust, you will observe, is not the gritty, grey dust of the street but the fluffy brown dust of the house, showing that it has been hung up indoors most of the time, while the marks of moisture upon the inside are proof positive that the wearer perspired very freely, and could therefore, hardly be in the best of training."
Allen had been used to call unnatural and overdrawn; but here was proof positive of the contrary.
But now prepare to receive proof positive of the truth of my assertions.
"These numbers are proof positive of the success of our long-term strategy of boosting economic progress across every corner of the state rather than in just a few regions, as has been the case in decades past.
PROOF positive that the game is losing touch with all reality came with UEFA's decision to fine Besiktas after a cat encroached on to their pitch during a Champions League tie.
The progress we've made is proof positive of the efforts made by all the Bank's businesses to attain the environmental, social and governance targets we have set for ourselves."
Proof positive that no-one does hypocrisy better than the selfrighteous Tories.
Spill containment and spill control industry expert EMPTEEZY says it has proof positive from three independent tests that its emergency tank shower (SE-VTS-1 tank shower) meets the rigorous standards set out by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the three European Standardisation Organisations (CEN, CENELEC, ETSI).
Andanar is proof positive that his loss no loss for media at all,' the NUJP added.
The label combines overt, covert and forensic security technologies for proof positive authentication.
"Clean Up Green Up is proof positive that healthy, equitable land use can be intentionally produced through strategic multi-sector policy action," said APHA member Elva Yanez, MS, director of health equity at the California-based Prevention Institute, in a news release.
The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive and reportedly stands as proof positive of the partnership's commitment to growing its core propane business through acquisitions that fit its operating model.