bear witness

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bear witness (third-person singular simple present bears witness, present participle bearing witness, simple past bore witness, past participle borne witness)

  1. To deliver a testimony, especially as witness
    He hesitated to bear witness against them in court for fear of reprisals by the fellons' accomplices
  2. To prove, demonstrate
    The dubious state of the whole society bears witness of years of misrule

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