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bear witness

verb acknowledge, attest, authenticate, avouch, avow, certify, corroborate, give evidence, inform on, promise, seal, sell out, speak, substantiate, swear, take the stand, tell on, testify, turn informer, turn state's evidence, vouch, witness
Associated concepts: bear witness to a crime, bear witness to an accident, bear witness to an incident
See also: acknowledge, attest, avouch, avow, certify, corroborate, declare, notarize, promise, seal, speak, substantiate, swear, testify, vouch, vow, witness
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He worried that in the new conurban "zone," stretching around the globe and displacing the geographies of the European metropolis, there was no longer any room for critical activity, leaving the critic no other choice than to bear witness to his own obsolescence.
So will our capacity to worship, to learn, to grow, to serve and to bear witness to Christ.
In another section were families from some of the 77 nations represented clad in native dress, who went up to bear witness and receive the pope's blessing.
These awards bear witness to Computerworld's ability to insightfully convey its thorough knowledge and understanding of the challenges affecting the IT community.
Our texts for the Resurrection of our Lord gift us with the faithful endeavors of those who have gone before us to bear witness to and make real the experience of new life in the crucified and risen One.
However beautiful and haunting the images here, many of them are associated with historical pain or horror, or as Marker himself puts it, "The balance sheet to which most of the texts and images on this disc bear witness is totally disastrous.
To document history, it suggests, is to bear witness, however painfully, to the evil within some human souls--and to the redemptive power that being aware of that ominous energy it can bring.
In fact, American Indian arts and craftwork are alive and flourishing, as three new shows at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage bear witness.
The following projects bear witness to the quality and profile of industrial and commercial projects underway.
Could we share everyday wonders, wonders humans share in common, to bear witness to God and the power of the Spirit alive in the church and the world to shape our lives?
But the empty screen also serves as a visceral allegory of the fate implied by Jaar's texts: a future in which the capacity to bear witness to one's reality in the form of an image--and, by extension, to imagine a possible alternative to that reality--has been permanently withdrawn.
In this secular country, which grants religious liberty, but bans active proselytism and public manifestations of religion, John Paul II also asserted "the right of believers to bear witness to their faith" and warned of the dangers of "slavish conformity" to Western culture.