Meaning of EVIDENCE in English

EVIDENCE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a witness gives evidence

Child witnesses gave evidence using closed circuit television cameras.

admissible evidence

admissible evidence

ample time/evidence/opportunity

You’ll have ample time for questions later.

There is ample evidence that climate patterns are changing.

anecdotal evidence

His findings are based on anecdotal evidence rather than serious research.

compelling evidence

The court was presented with compelling evidence that she’d murdered her husband.

conclusive proof/evidence/findings etc

The investigation failed to provide any conclusive evidence.

concrete evidence

First, the police must have concrete evidence of an offence.

conflicting evidence

The witnesses at the trial gave conflicting evidence.

crucial evidence

The prosecution had forgotten one piece of crucial evidence.

destroy the evidence (= deliberately destroy evidence of a crime )

They set light to the car to destroy the evidence.

direct evidence

There is no direct evidence that this causes any harm.

documentary evidence/proof

One of the most useful sources of documentary evidence is maps.

empirical evidence

empirical evidence

evidence...flimsy

The evidence against him is extremely flimsy .

evidence...inadmissible

The evidence was ruled inadmissible .

evidence/results/data/studies etc suggest(s) that

The evidence suggests that single fathers are more likely to work than single mothers.

experimental evidence/results/data

A hypothesis is tested by finding experimental evidence for it.

expert evidence/testimony

Two doctors were called to give expert testimony at the inquiry.

fabricating evidence

The police were accused of fabricating evidence .

forensic evidence/science/medicine etc

Forensic experts found traces of blood in the car.

a career in forensic science

a forensic pathologist

give evidence (= tell a court about what you have seen or know to be true )

You may have to give evidence in court .

historical evidence/research etc

irrefutable evidence/proof/facts

irrefutable proof of his innocence

king's evidence

mounting evidence

There’s mounting evidence of a link between obesity and some forms of cancer.

not...a shred of evidence (= he has no evidence at all )

He does not have a shred of evidence to prove his claim.

persuasive argument/evidence

a persuasive argument against capital punishment

Queen's evidence

solid evidence

The prosecution in this case has no solid evidence .

State's evidence

studies/evidence/research etc shows

Several studies have shown that aggressive toys lead to bad behaviour.

take sth as evidence/proof (of sth)

The presence of dust clouds has been taken as evidence of recent star formation.

tangible evidence/proof

He has no tangible evidence of John’s guilt.

uncorroborated evidence

He was convicted on the uncorroborated evidence of the alleged victim.

video evidence (= a recording of events, used in a court )

Video evidence of illegal activities can later be used in court.

vital evidence

The vital evidence contained in the file had disappeared.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

ample

However, while there is no proof, there is ample historical evidence to support many balance-of-power propositions.

I was also fairly sure we would find ample evidence of their connections to the increased arson and bombing attacks on clinics.

There is ample evidence , prosecutors say, that the police were ordered to make their killings as brutal as possible.

I have found ample evidence of the truth and timeliness of those warnings from Hudiburg.

With ample historical evidence on their side, the expansionists replied that visibility was a tested means of swelling research budgets.

Prumm also provides ample evidence for saying that there is little consensus concerning the nature or existence of Orphism.

And there is ample evidence of liveliness.

There is ample evidence that the centralized way of organizing and managing frustrates the elementary quest for freedom Tolstoy describes so eloquently.

anecdotal

The report is backed up by anecdotal evidence from careers fairs.

There is no apparent conclusive scientific study, but the anecdotal evidence is strong that the herb is useful.

It is not merely anecdotal evidence .

The anecdotal evidence is supported Statistically.

The pictures of precision attacks provide only anecdotal evidence of effectiveness.

But anecdotal evidence from marriage counselors and other professionals suggests that divorce rates spike when the first child leaves home.

The alternatives to this approach fall into two distinct and equally unsatisfactory categories: 1. Anecdotal evidence , interpretation and prediction.

McLean had lots of anecdotal evidence in his training room Monday.

available

Democrats immediately accused Thompson of going beyond the available evidence .

In carrying out the work, the research will draw on both the available documentary evidence and on interviews with key actors.

Send the expert all the available evidence .

We believe therefore that the available evidence strongly supports the use of full-dose aspirin as adjunctive therapy to thrombolysis.

But, on the basis of currently available evidence , uncertainty remains.

The available evidence does not support routine continuous fetal heart rate monitoring during all labours.

Science has to cling to the available evidence even in the teeth of seeming contradiction.

circumstantial

They also provide circumstantial evidence for a close relationship between mind and brain.

The state will have to build its case with circumstantial evidence .

In 1994, Raddad was jailed for 18 years for Marchal's murder on the basis of circumstantial evidence .

They concede, however, that their case against Sharif rests on circumstantial evidence .

There is certainly accumulating circumstantial evidence to suggest that this is in fact the case.

There was circumstantial evidence a plenty to support the Shijingshan theory.

Unfortunately, there is no evidence to support this explanation, apart from some rather dubious circumstantial evidence.

The circumstantial evidence is merely overwhelming.

clear

However, there is no clear evidence that this is true.

There is no clear evidence of strong prejudice among young-old people against their elders in Britain.

This may be the clearest evidence of the change from the imported gold coin acting as a primitive valuable to primitive money.

The low circulation and poor distribution of leading literary journals provide clear evidence of the élitist character of the cultured few.

However, in the event of there being no clear evidence of what the partners intend, certain presumptions will apply.

The cameras provided clear and sufficient evidence of the identity, both of the vendors and the goods they produced.

Section 20 will come into operation in the absence of express agreement or other clear evidence of the intention of the partners.

conclusive

The results provide the most authoritative and conclusive evidence to date of some enduring inequities in participation in such facilities.

If he has conclusive evidence of crimes, so be it.

Pretty conclusive evidence you might think, but the Sharmas would not give up.

There is no conclusive evidence on this point, but scattered returns are suggestive.

This is hardly conclusive evidence for one theory or another.

Later, in the 1980s, conclusive evidence pointed to the fact that lead in the environment was affecting children's development.

Modern econometric work has found no conclusive evidence for the existence of a liquidity trap.

direct

This report provides the first direct evidence for expression of P3A + variant mRNA in human thymus.

This new instrument found the first direct evidence of solid matter surrounding stars other than our Sun.

Unfortunately, attractive as such mechanisms are, direct evidence for their involvement is very weak.

But he has no direct evidence of the frame-up.

We have recently produced direct evidence supporting the possibility of amplification of the birth weight-blood pressure relation in childhood.

There is no direct evidence of the prion hypothesis.

Accounting reports measure profit and therefore provide direct evidence as to the organization's performance in a year.

They were designed principally to search for direct and indirect evidence of life on the Martian surface.

documentary

It is unusual to find documentary evidence earlier than the fifteenth century, and extremely fortunate to find actual details of buildings.

Only Hangleton, now buried beneath Hove, has been adequately excavated and the archaeological work related to documentary evidence .

The main input to the review process is documentary evidence .

The historian's problem is that there is insufficient archaeological or documentary evidence to establish the chronology of this process.

As it so happens, Columbus' personal reactions can be reconstructed in some detail from documentary evidence .

Moreover, there is documentary evidence that adolescents have always attended the game without the supervision of adults.

I was examining teachers and teaching in one school using such methods as participant observation, unstructured interviews and documentary evidence .

The idea of questioning is central to the chapters on reading, note making and documentary evidence .

empirical

This is consistent with empirical evidence reported in some studies.

It is a myth that is clinically naive and will not stand up in the face of empirical evidence .

There is, furthermore, substantial empirical evidence of variations in local policy outputs.

The precepts of Centralism rest heavily on a base of ad hominem argumentation, not on empirical evidence of their effectiveness.

Nevertheless, the empirical evidence is that these contribute little to individual ageing.

The available empirical evidence indicates that all three explanations have some validity.

I shall come back to them at the end of this chapter, having reviewed the empirical evidence .

I will be considering the empirical evidence on the effectiveness of this particular mechanism in Chapter 9.

experimental

Throughout the book, theoretical concepts and experimental evidence are integrated.

However, some suggestive experimental evidence is now available.

Though the theory was many years ahead of its time it was almost wholly guesswork and rested on no satisfactory contemporary experimental evidence .

Further, no firm experimental evidence shows that these drugs diminish regional cerebral blood flow in migraineurs.

Conversely, the fact that we are able to predict events is experimental evidence against singularities and for the no-boundary proposal.

Learning is not always used as soon as it is acquired: Edward Tolman gave experimental evidence for this latent learning.

They still require experimental evidence before they can be accepted as fact.

Most of the relevant experimental evidence on this issue comes not from studies of latent inhibition but from investigations of conditioning itself.

forensic

There was no forensic evidence to link Mr Nichol to the attack.

Tiem and weather had worn away any forensic evidence .

The case against Coleman was largely circumstantial, supported by some inconclusive forensic evidence .

Gore then devised a plan to burn down the house, destroying any forensic evidence he might have left behind.

Miss Clare Reggiori, prosecuting, applied for a four-week remand in custody, saying forensic evidence needed to be examined.

In September 1990 a Home Office review concluded that there was no forensic evidence against the six.

Moreover they expect the commission to push for a more careful approach in other areas, in particular: Forensic evidence .

The forensic evidence dripped into the office.

further

I think it unlikely that there is any further evidence which would put the question beyond doubt.

He has reached the point where he will not tolerate any further evidence of divided loyalties.

We suggest that this is further evidence that cardiovascular disease originates through programming in fetal life and infancy.

It is further evidence that its policies are merely the result of what its paymasters, the trade unions, say.

After hearing further evidence , they will rule on punitive damages.

The age-migration of accident victims is further evidence of the failure of existing approaches.

What is considered fact is that the behavior is further evidence of the disorder.

hard

This was a pseudo-historical theory for which there was no hard evidence .

But lack of documentation limits hard evidence .

At present, there is considerable speculation about developments in the Corridor but little hard evidence .

There is no hard evidence of files spirited away and even if they were, nobody knows whether they contain anything sinister.

To what extent is it founded on hard evidence ?

The board reported in March that there is little hard evidence about the amount of this new type of fraud.

The results will delight Labour strategists, who for the first time have hard evidence the Tories have given up the battle.

historical

This early state was not constructed from proper historical evidence of any kind.

Analysts pointed out that there is little historical evidence to support this theory.

This was predictable, though, looking back at historical evidence relating to a Friday Christmas.

C., but biblical and historical evidence indicates that he actually was born several years earlier.

It is important to understand the problematic nature of historical evidence , its advantages and failings, its certainties and its contentions.

Locke faces the objection that there is no historical evidence for his account of the creation of political authority.

With ample historical evidence on their side, the expansionists replied that visibility was a tested means of swelling research budgets.

There is no historical evidence for the custom of releasing a prisoner at festival time, although such an amnesty was possible.

medical

The defence have said medical evidence gleaned from tests on Mr Harris' brain shows he suffers from a rare abnormality.

For there is by now a mountain of medical evidence that moderate consumption of alcohol dramatically lowers the risk of heart disease.

I was terrified Voice over Nottingham Crown court heard medical evidence showed Fisher took no sadistic pleasure in violent attacks on women.

Nick Clayton himself denied he had ever said the things relating to medical evidence that had been quoted.

But Taylor will insist on independent medical evidence if any selected players are withdrawn.

With the exception of certain areas of mental health, there appeared little clear medical evidence in support of these claims.

The story quoted him as saying there was medical evidence which showed that there had been abuse.

The medical evidence establishes that but for the accident, Fred would probably not have committed suicide.

new

There is no new evidence that entitles us to start pulling ffeatherstonehaugh's apart.

Attorneys for the government contended that the agency must have the flexibility to change course when new evidence emerges.

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis has taken new evidence which has been received and is being assessed by my Department.

We may construct a picture to be corrected or filled in by further examination or the discovery of new evidence .

Mr Murphy's findings are borne out by new evidence of a decline in the use of legal aid.

While Samper was cleared of wrongdoing in December following a Congressional probe, the investigation could be reopened on new evidence .

They will be welcomed by police who say that new technology can lead to powerful new evidence being discovered after a trial.

Relatives of the men were confident the new evidence would eventually secure their release.

scientific

He claimed scientific evidence had shown low levels of salmonella in water were not a risk to health.

Previously, scientific evidence was allowed only if it had gained the general acceptance of the scientific community.

Conversely, it takes a quite massive amount of scientific evidence to have a substance positively recommended for health.

Jones is mounting a vigorous legal and public relations challenge to the scientific evidence collected against his client.

Its aim was to examine scientific evidence on climate change, assess environmental and socio-economic impacts and formulate realistic response strategies.

Beginning in 1980 the Agriculture and Health departments have issued dietary guidelines every five years, based on the latest scientific evidence .

Secondly, they say there is no scientific evidence that whales are near extinction.

Two university psychology professors say they have scientific evidence that southerners are more prone to violence than northerners.

strong

There was strong evidence of a slow but methodical spread of this knowledge.

Perhaps the strongest evidence for the theory comes from ongoing studies of bacteria.

It also provided some of the strongest evidence to date that Sellafield did directly and routinely harm people's health.

Six of her seven hypotheses were supported by strong evidence .

The strongest evidence for such a contribution comes from studying the effects of removal of the primary visual cortex.

There does not seem to be any strong evidence for this.

So, the experiments produced strong evidence of a rhodopsin-like mechanism in the mites' extraocular receptors.

Certainly, there is little strong evidence of an unambiguous growth in permissive child-rearing practice, at least in the United Kingdom.

sufficient

Makkabaerbuch - I have never found it supported by sufficient evidence .

Not sufficient evidence for an arrest.

The basis for that submission was that the officers ought to have arrested offenders as soon as they had sufficient evidence .

In both instances the general test should be whether there was some reasonable or sufficient evidence to justify the action.

He has a confidence, typical of his time, that the works of nature provide sufficient evidence of a Deity.

While perfect certainty that an element exists is not needed for recognition, there must be sufficient evidence that this is so.

In his opening statement, defense attorney Estelito Mendoza insisted that prosecutors do not have sufficient evidence for a conviction.

Unsupported representations, whether oral or written, do not of themselves constitute sufficient audit evidence .

■ VERB

admit

We take the view that the judge was right to admit the evidence .

It must be remembered, however, that the Order only permits the court to admit hearsay evidence .

They admitted manslaughter and gave evidence against Allen.

Ridgeway strongly resisted freeing the men, though he admitted that the evidence placed before the court had not demonstrated their guilt.

It seemed so incredible that his mind failed to admit the evidence of his ears and eyes.

The decision whether to admit or exclude evidence lay with the court of trial.

find

They had little difficulty in finding abundant evidence for this hypothesis.

He found no evidence that a matriarchy had ever existed or is in any way emerging today.

For spot and futures returns over five-minute periods, he found evidence that futures returns led spot returns by up to fifteen minutes.

Mellaart found no evidence of actual animal worship at Catal Huyuk.

This study finds evidence for net benefits for all the member states.

But they found no evidence of medical negligence.

Using it, Narin finds no evidence whatsoever for economies of scale in the production of papers.

Confirmation of abuse means an investigator found evidence that abuse occurred.

give

You used to have to go to London to the Old Bailey, giving evidence and anything like that.

A Mr Ashton had given evidence to the Inquiry and quoted a third party, who appeared to criticise its works.

Two men are accused of murdering the informer to stop him giving evidence at an armed robbery trial.

Crosse reported this and gave evidence at Lee's trial.

Learning is not always used as soon as it is acquired: Edward Tolman gave experimental evidence for this latent learning.

Neither Bream nor O'Leary gave evidence .

He gave evidence in a low, strained voice, often scratching vivid red scars on his face, chin and neck.

hear

They heard the Crown's evidence and convicted.

The Disciplinary Board is responsible for hearing evidence and making decisions on ethical complaints filed against lawyers practicing law in North Dakota.

He is also due in Orkney this morning to hear evidence from concerned councillors and officials as part of his inquiry.

After hearing further evidence , they will rule on punitive damages.

Bodiless voices, such as a schizophrenic might hear , gave evidence .

He or she will hear evidence from the council, the applicant, neighbours and local groups.

I have heard the evidence of the surgeon, who is in charge of this patient at the hospital.

Last month, the appeal court had heard fresh evidence from two witnesses not called to give evidence at Smith's trial.

offer

Relevance Lost opened the debate, and in the subsequent years many authors have followed to offer similar evidence .

Moreover, language change offers important indirect evidence about the nature of human language namely, that it is rule-governed.

Unfortunately, you don't offer any evidence that this would be desirable.

A lawyer shall not knowingly... offer evidence that the lawyer knows to be false.

But anyone working in this field will receive from time to time invitations to offer evidence as an expert witness in such cases.

On one hand, Eriksson needs a convincing public-relations exercise and a squad that offers evidence for optimism.

Each University faculty will now require to decide which modules offer the appropriate evidence of academic potential for specific courses.

present

Allow me to present the evidence and then reach your own verdict.

Absolutely, and Holden himself presented the evidence .

In any case it is the role of the Reporter to present the evidence and argue the case before the Sheriff.

And considering that his claim of an 85 percent cure rate was presented without any supporting evidence .

Lawyers said the prosecution was allowed to present evidence , but that there was no mention of any defence evidence.

Here we present neurological evidence for the former view from studies of a brain-injured patient with visual neglect.

I was unable to look directly at the policeman while he presented his evidence .

We can present arguments and evidence about this.

produce

He then handed me two grand-jury subpoenas, one to produce physical evidence a blood specimen and one to testify.

Would Stan Gooch please produce some evidence to prove his figures?

Democrats on the panel said seven separate investigations into the travel office affair have produced no evidence of illegality or impropriety.

The gun had been produced as evidence .

The hon. Gentleman has not produced evidence of a general trend.

Meanwhile the police have produced new evidence which they hope will lead them to the killer.

provide

It would be Kirov's job to turn those rumours into reality, provide evidence which would damn him for ever.

This should provide evidence of interest and motivation in as many areas as possible of art, craft, design and architecture.

These provide evidence to substantiate the loss and prevent possible fraudulent claims.

The Government Agencies in this case have not been unwilling to provide evidence , I must acknowledge that.

This provides strong evidence that the hybridization signals obtained are highly specific and due to the transfected plasmid.

The pictures of precision attacks provide only anecdotal evidence of effectiveness.

Religious writings provide no real evidence and must be ignored.

This latter finding provides further evidence of the in vivo platelet activation and release reaction.

show

Both polar regions show evidence of more extensive glaciation in the recent past.

Those spikes showed evidence of having been inside a live tree.

You swagger in here, into my lady's chamber, and shout allegations yet show no evidence .

Her body showed evidence of food.

The great majority of the children recovered very quickly after a quarrel and showed no evidence of resentment.

The device showed evidence of much tinkering, and was clearly not yet functional.

Our patient thus failed to show evidence of portal hypertension.

Rocks in many places show evidence of such physical deformation.

suggest

There is little evidence to suggest voters voting for a particular party because of its stand on a particular issue.

This myth survives even though there is not a lot of evidence to suggest that it is true.

In short, the latest evidence does not suggest that giving more tax relief will promote much more giving.

The court held that there was no evidence to suggest that the decision to exclude was unreasonable on Wednesbury grounds.

The evidence suggests that Gilmore won in spite of his ties to the religious right.

The location of these buildings and the limited dating evidence strongly suggests that all three are relatively late in the morphological sequence.

Their rich and complex evidence will suggest an appropriate verdict on the civilization they interpret.

support

Makkabaerbuch - I have never found it supported by sufficient evidence .

In regard to supporting evidence , be sure to use every possible source including personal interviews with authorities in the field.

It can not be supported by evidence .

Both strategies are well supported by evidence and medical consensus.

Since her contentions are not supported by evidence , her allegations should not be confused with fact.

Other supporting evidence for the use of different sand sources can be found in the analytical data.

Six of her seven hypotheses were supported by strong evidence .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a preponderance of the evidence

At sentencing, the judge found by a preponderance of the evidence that Putra had been involved in both transactions.

admit evidence

evidence/statements etc to the contrary

But it also held evidence to the contrary .

Despite all evidence to the contrary , the list price of the SE-40 is $ 980.

Despite the evidence to the contrary , most of Monday morning's newspapers subscribed to the Army's version.

Indeed, there is a good deal of evidence to the contrary .

This, despite the evidence to the contrary that had surfaced since the Fort Lauderdale conference.

Though many more polar homeotherms have been examined since then, evidence to the contrary has been slight.

True he was not, so far as we know, misogynist: there is evidence to the contrary .

Without evidence to the contrary , it may be unwise to go against the behavior suggested as appropriate by the myth.

hard evidence/facts/information etc

But lack of documentation limits hard evidence.

But, again, the commission found no hard evidence that Mr Wahid had lied or misused the money.

For a few minutes longer Isabel tried to sort out hard facts from vague suspicions, with little success.

Its record provides hard evidence to support his picture of a service in rude health rather than decline.

Nothing in the way of hard facts, in any event.

There are surely many answers to this question, not one of which is impeccably established by hard evidence.

There is no hard evidence of files spirited away and even if they were, nobody knows whether they contain anything sinister.

This was a pseudo-historical theory for which there was no hard evidence.

not a particle of truth/evidence etc

positive proof/evidence/identification etc

A clearer view exists of what services are not than of any positive identification of their characteristics.

After setting up the frequency, make sure of positive identification. 2.

Check the call-sign twice for positive identification.

However, the issue is settled by positive evidence not by ingenious explanation of the failure to confirm the idea.

I was hoping for a positive identification.

Just when these walls were later added remains a vexing question as so little positive evidence has even now been recovered.

The fact that attempts are made to restore it is positive proof.

They look for positive evidence that the business is soundly based and a good lending risk.

sworn statement/evidence/testimony etc

The application was based on a sworn statement from a lay midwife who said she attended his birth in La Paloma.

The reports were based on sworn statements of graduates of the camp, whose seven-month training including the use of explosives.

This is confirmed by her not going against her sworn statement, unlawfully though it had been extracted from her.

This meant that sworn statements by Mitchell, Stans and others would not be made public before the election.

Years later her parents made a sworn statement testifying that the couple had met in July 1917.

the balance of evidence/probability etc

A decision is made only on the balance of probabilities.

After looking at the credentials for miraculous claims, Hume came to the conclusion that the balance of probabilities counted against them.

All those defences are for the defendant to establish on the balance of probabilities.

The burden of proof in establishing the defence is upon the defendant on the balance of probabilities.

turn King's evidence

turn Queen's evidence

turn State's evidence

If both turn state's evidence, the five-year rule applies.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

evidence of life on other planets

His former girlfriend was called to give evidence .

Husbands and wives cannot be forced to give evidence against each other.

People have been looking for evidence of life on other planets for years.

Prosecutors believe they have enough evidence to convict Smith.

The evidence proves clearly and beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty.

The defense presented some new evidence from the victim's next-door neighbor.

The government's case was based on evidence gathered over a two-year investigation.

The most important piece of evidence , the murder weapon, has not been found.

The police did not have enough evidence to charge anybody with the murder.

There is no scientific evidence to support this theory.

There is not a shred of evidence to support such a theory.

There is some evidence that a small amount of alcohol is good for you.

There is strong evidence to suggest that the Great Barrier Reef will have disappeared in 20 years time.

There was no visible evidence that humans had ever lived in this valley.

We can find no evidence that he ever worked for the company.

Without any evidence we cannot prove that she was involved in murder.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After examining such evidence , the Oregon court agreed with the teacher that the contract was not divisible into two parts.

And there appears to be little evidence that that will occur soon.

Final evidence that rhynchosaurs were herbivorous is that they occurred in large numbers; in general we expect the herbivores to outnumber carnivores.

He must draw deductions about what he thinks took place from the evidence that is presented to him.

I have suggested elsewhere that their presentation of their evidence benefits from closer examination.

In this case we must reconstitute ourselves into a court of appeal and go through all the evidence afresh.

One need not go to Budhist sociology to find evidence of self benefits.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

fact

The husband and wife may agree that the joint tenancy should be severed but if so they should properly evidence that fact .

That is evidenced by the fact that 45 percent of our adoptions are interracial....

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a preponderance of the evidence

At sentencing, the judge found by a preponderance of the evidence that Putra had been involved in both transactions.

evidence/statements etc to the contrary

But it also held evidence to the contrary .

Despite all evidence to the contrary , the list price of the SE-40 is $ 980.

Despite the evidence to the contrary , most of Monday morning's newspapers subscribed to the Army's version.

Indeed, there is a good deal of evidence to the contrary .

This, despite the evidence to the contrary that had surfaced since the Fort Lauderdale conference.

Though many more polar homeotherms have been examined since then, evidence to the contrary has been slight.

True he was not, so far as we know, misogynist: there is evidence to the contrary .

Without evidence to the contrary , it may be unwise to go against the behavior suggested as appropriate by the myth.

hard evidence/facts/information etc

But lack of documentation limits hard evidence.

But, again, the commission found no hard evidence that Mr Wahid had lied or misused the money.

For a few minutes longer Isabel tried to sort out hard facts from vague suspicions, with little success.

Its record provides hard evidence to support his picture of a service in rude health rather than decline.

Nothing in the way of hard facts, in any event.

There are surely many answers to this question, not one of which is impeccably established by hard evidence.

There is no hard evidence of files spirited away and even if they were, nobody knows whether they contain anything sinister.

This was a pseudo-historical theory for which there was no hard evidence.

not a particle of truth/evidence etc

positive proof/evidence/identification etc

A clearer view exists of what services are not than of any positive identification of their characteristics.

After setting up the frequency, make sure of positive identification. 2.

Check the call-sign twice for positive identification.

However, the issue is settled by positive evidence not by ingenious explanation of the failure to confirm the idea.

I was hoping for a positive identification.

Just when these walls were later added remains a vexing question as so little positive evidence has even now been recovered.

The fact that attempts are made to restore it is positive proof.

They look for positive evidence that the business is soundly based and a good lending risk.

sworn statement/evidence/testimony etc

The application was based on a sworn statement from a lay midwife who said she attended his birth in La Paloma.

The reports were based on sworn statements of graduates of the camp, whose seven-month training including the use of explosives.

This is confirmed by her not going against her sworn statement, unlawfully though it had been extracted from her.

This meant that sworn statements by Mitchell, Stans and others would not be made public before the election.

Years later her parents made a sworn statement testifying that the couple had met in July 1917.

the balance of evidence/probability etc

A decision is made only on the balance of probabilities.

After looking at the credentials for miraculous claims, Hume came to the conclusion that the balance of probabilities counted against them.

All those defences are for the defendant to establish on the balance of probabilities.

The burden of proof in establishing the defence is upon the defendant on the balance of probabilities.

turn King's evidence

turn Queen's evidence

turn State's evidence

If both turn state's evidence, the five-year rule applies.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A belief in unseen forces, perhaps, which in Auerbach's paintings are evidenced by angular vectors in the sky.

However, seat belts also involve a degree of inconvenience, as evidenced by the unwillingness of many people to use them.

Iron deficiency anemia, as evidenced by a high prevalence of low hemoglobin levels, was a widespread problem.

Some of them have been visiting inappropriate Web sites, as was evidenced by the History folder.

The Empire and the superiority it evidenced, was just the way things were, entirely natural.

The split between rich and poor teams has grown wider, evidenced by the few clubs going after high-priced free agents.

This was evidenced by the continuation of her long-established teaching methods and forms of classroom organisation between sessions with the advisory teacher.

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