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English citations of evidence
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- 1678 — John Bunyan. The Pilgrim's Progress.
- I had been here sooner, but that, "wretched man that I am!" I slept in the arbour that stands on the hillside; nay, I had, notwithstanding that, been here much sooner, but that, in my sleep, I lost my evidence, and came without it to the brow of the hill and then feeling for it, and finding it not, I was forced with sorrow of heart, to go back to the place where I slept my sleep, where I found it, and now I am come.
- Then proclamation was made, that they that had aught to say for their lord the king against the prisoner at the bar, should forthwith appear and give in their evidence.
- Yet, if need be, when the other gentlemen have given in their evidence, rather than anything shall be wanting that will despatch him, I will enlarge my testimony against him.
- 1946, Dr. Ralph S. Banay, The Milwaukeee Journal, Is Modern Woman a Failure:
- Yet we commonly find in women evidences of what we call schizophrenia, or split personality; and perhaps this arises, at least partly, from their tendency to rebel against the function for which nature designated them.