bear witness

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Definition of bear witness

1 : to show that something exists or is true + to His success bears witness to the value of hard work.Rising ticket sales bear witness to the band's popularity.
2 formal : to make a statement saying that one saw or knows something asked to bear witness to the facts She was accused of bearing false witness at the trial.

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“Bear witness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bear%20witness. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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