proof positive

noun

: something which definitely shows that something else is true or correct : definite proof
The photograph is proof positive that the accident happened the way he described.

Examples of proof positive in a Sentence

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“Proof positive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proof%20positive. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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