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Synonyms for witness

bear witness: confirm

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bear witness: give evidence

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Synonyms for witness

someone who sees something occur

something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else

one who testifies, especially in court

a formal declaration of truth or fact given under oath

to give grounds for believing in the existence or presence of

to confirm formally as true, accurate, or genuine

to give evidence or testimony under oath

Synonyms for witness

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The object in hand being to show that the prisoner went down, with some fellow-plotter untracked, in the Dover mail on that Friday night in November five years ago, and got out of the mail in the night, as a blind, at a place where he did not remain, but from which he travelled back some dozen miles or more, to a garrison and dockyard, and there collected information; a witness was called to identify him as having been at the precise time required, in the coffee-room of an hotel in that garrison-and-dockyard town, waiting for another person.
His comrade had been a witness from a neighbouring battlement of the scene betwixt Rebecca and Bois-Guilbert, when she was upon the point of precipitating herself from the top of the tower.
Alice watched the White Rabbit as he fumbled over the list, feeling very curious to see what the next witness would be like,
That gentleman eyed the familiarity between his witness and the prisoner with manifest disgust, and indicated to the court that he was done.
The witness lowered his steady eyes once more and added: "I had noticed the fact before, when Captain Cutler first entered it.
God is my witness, I did not know," muttered the old man, and after looking Natasha over from head to foot he went out.
Baggs, determining to represent the clergyman as well as to be the witness.
Upon that he opened his pocketbook (which the witness described minutely) and turned out the contents on the table.
He was doubly resolved, now, not to stir a step in the investigation without a witness.
Witness Harker went to the open window and leaned out across the sill, faint and sick.
And of the two that testified, one claimed to have been in the kitchen, a witness to Watson's unprovoked assault on Patsy, while the other, remaining in the bar, had witnessed Watson's second and third rushes into the place as he attempted to annihilate the unoffending Patsy.
Yes, said Cleitophon, interposing, if you are allowed to be his witness.
If I am called upon to give evidence at all"--he smiled broadly--"it will probably be as a witness for the defence.
To-day, however, we are going to defend him before the jury, and we are going to bring to the witness stand a light that will illumine the whole mystery of the Glandier.
He ever beheld ME: on such a witness I would have revenge--or not live myself.