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Examples of evince in a Sentence
She evinced an interest in art at an early age.
the teenager caught shoplifting seemed to evince no remorse
Recent Examples of evince from the Web
Prodigies get a lot of attention in this field, and most others who go on to make a mark as either a performer or composer usually evince significant aptitude fairly early in life.
The Fed raised rates by 25 basis points and laid out plans to cut its $4.5 trillion bond portfolio this year, while evincing some concern about weak inflation data.
Rubin—and countless other politicians, civil rights activists, and criminal justice reform experts—believe that Meek’s case evinces everything that is wrong with the criminal justice system.
For days, all America’s allies had to go on were Trump tweets; and those did not evince an appetite for accommodation.
During his final years on Earth, King evinced some sympathy for the latter view.
Bolton, a former undersecretary of State and ambassador to the U.N., can evince an avuncular, Muppet-like quality, with his overgrown eyebrows and Yosemite Sam mustache.
The park’s expo center evinced all the charm and historic grandeur of a shopping mall, but one whose grounds were sprinkled with retired tanks and other military vehicles painted in green camouflage.
Whatever endearing qualities Fox may evince privately too often vanishes before the cameras.
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Did You Know?
Let us conquer any uncertainty you may have about the history of "evince." It derives from Latin evincere, meaning "to vanquish" or "to win a point," and can be further traced to "vincere," Latin for to conquer. In the early 1600s, "evince" was sometimes used in the senses "to subdue" or "to convict of error," meanings evincing the influence of its Latin ancestors. It was also sometimes used as a synonym of its cousin "convince," but that sense is now obsolete. One early meaning, "to constitute evidence of," has hung on, however, and in the 1800s it was joined by another sense, "to reveal."
Synonym Discussion of evince
- careful not to show his true feelings
- manifested musical ability at an early age
- a commitment evidenced by years of loyal service
- evinced not the slightest fear
- demonstrated their approval by loud applause
EVINCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of evince for English Language Learners
: to show (something) clearly
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