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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
The naturalistic backgrounds of these works evince a generic romantic realism.
While the film’s production design and costumes evince a commitment to authenticity, the movie itself has no interest in the people on whose backs that lavish lifestyle was built.
But the further point, evinced by the steely resolve of Mobb Deep, the ambition of Nas, and the lucid portraits both paint of Queensbridge, is that hip-hop can be about more than the glorification of urban violence.
Iraq’s central government holds almost no sway over its Kurdish areas anymore, as evinced by the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk’s refusal to leave office after being fired by Baghdad last week.
Both candidates’ donors evince little interest in bankrolling state parties.
This was a neutral pop-culture reference, evincing as much of a point of view as someone coming out and quoting Daenerys Targaryen would have had.
There were carnival rides and stuntwomen zipping along wires, all part of a festival that is also evincing some complexities.
Sam tells her absentee brother about their mother’s care, evincing a bohemian practicality that generally leads her to take a compassionate path of least resistance.
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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."
Synonymsbespeak, betray, communicate, declare, demonstrate, display, show, expose, give away, manifest, reveal
Related Wordsbare, disclose, unbosom, uncloak, uncover; advertise, air, announce, blaze, broadcast, placard, proclaim, publicize, sound, trumpet; project
Near Antonymsbelie, misrepresent; distort, falsify, garble, twist; camouflage, disguise; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; conceal, counterfeit, cover, hide, mask, obscure, occlude, veil
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
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