- 1The available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid: the study finds little evidence of overt discriminationMore example sentences
- This pattern is consistent within the whole body of evidence in the present study.
- The evidence now questions whether the grounds on which we went to war were right.
- Insufficient evidence is available to judge whether this relation is cause and effect.
- 1.1 Law Information drawn from personal testimony, a document, or a material object, used to establish facts in a legal investigation or admissible as testimony in a law court: without evidence, they can’t bring a chargeMore example sentences
- He is entitled by law to call evidence and to be represented by counsel at such a hearing.
- For the Crown it is argued that this evidence was admissible but not as evidence of similar facts.
- In the absence of such evidence we see no need for the Attorney General to lead evidence in rebuttal.
- 1.2Signs or indications of something: there was no obvious evidence of a break-inMore example sentences
- Subtle evidences are indications of the trend to suppress public display of Christianity in favor of other religions, paganism, or simply anti-Christian sentiment.
- The end of the twentieth century also brought evidences of decline, marked by ephemera, bombastic spectacle, revivals from better times, and periodic infusions of life from Europe and England.
- These evidences indicated that houseflies could be used as a model system, with the possible wider application of alleviating symptoms of aging in human subjects.
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- Be or show evidence of: the quality of the bracelet, as evidenced by the workmanship, is exceptionalMore example sentences
- The author herself was visibly moved by the goodwill and support that was evidenced by the large crowd.
- This was evidenced in the cohesive and selfless display against Rangers.
- The question of player responsiveness to virtual game environments has long been a thorny one, with many contributions to the debate evidencing fears and anxieties about the perceived powers of (new games) technology.
- Law Give information and answer questions formally and in person in a law court or at an inquiry: the person concerned may refuse to give evidenceMore example sentences
- The third parties were not represented but they gave evidence in the Crown Court.
- I presume she gave evidence in response to questions asked of her by the prosecutor.
- They involve each claimant getting into the witness box and giving evidence as to what happened to them.
- Noticeable; conspicuous: his dramatic flair is still very much in evidenceMore example sentences
noticeable, conspicuous, obvious, perceptible, perceivable, visible, on view, on display, easily seen, easily noticed, plain to see; palpable, tangible, unmistakable, undisguised, unconcealed, prominent, striking, glaring, writ large• informal as plain as the nose on your face, as plain as a pikestaff, standing/sticking out like a sore thumb, standing/sticking out a mile, right under one's nose, staring someone in the face, written all over someone• archaic sensible
- At the counter the man who had sold me Tokyo was no longer in evidence; no doubt he had been instantly promoted.
- That desire was strongly in evidence in a Gaullist France even during the Cold War.
- Its Victorian heritage is in evidence in the grand frontages that line the sea front and perch on the chalky cliffs.
turn King's (or Queen's or US state's) evidence
- Law (Of a criminal) give information in court against one’s partners in order to receive a less severe punishment: in exchange for not being prosecuted he agreed to turn Queen’s evidenceMore example sentences
- Two of his codefendants confessed to their parts in the robbery, and one codefendant turned state's evidence in return for a reduced sentence.
- Some read it as a cautionary tale for anyone contemplating turning state's evidence in antitrust trials.
- He is currently serving seven years after admitting his role and has told the court he would have received 28 years if he had not turned Queen's evidence.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin evidentia, from evident- 'obvious to the eye or mind' (see evident).