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  • He had a letter, from congressman Joseph Jones, which might testify to the good intentions of Congress.

    Robert Morris

  • Corona Sanchez, Ruth Swanson, Abram Erskine, Jonathan Shelby, and many others can testify to that.

    Unpretty

  • Moreover, by a more delicate and intricate use of the reconstitutive method it is possible to discover the stimulus-ideas in those cases where the dreamer is not able to testify to their character, as I was in this simple instance; purposely chosen, I may add, to outline the method in its simplest aspect.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • The teachers of Sunday-schools among the manufacturing population of England, and among plantation-hands in our country, could perhaps testify to the same result, there and here.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • They heard Wanshig testify to the value of the artisans who lived in those houses and how he had pledged to protect them from fire and theft to the best of his ability.

    Burning Tower

  • Continuing on, I walk past several large cottonwoods and a thicket of tamarisks that testify to the substantial runoff that passes through this part of the canyon.

    127 Hours

  • The Sanskrit translations of the pre-Mauryan period testify to the existence of omen series in Iran in the Achemenid period.

    ASTROLOGY

  • Prayer, divination, blessing and curse, oracle and sacred rite, all testify to a belief in some over-ruling power, divine or quasi-divine in character; and such phenomena are found in every race and tribe, however uncivilized or degraded.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The scribes and illuminators who took such loving care to make their work perfect, and the craftsmen who wrought beautiful shrines for the books so made, were animated with the feeling and spirit which impels men to erect beautiful churches to testify to the glory of their Creator.

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • All I knew was that neither of them was the Beechum jalopy, and maybe I could testify to that.

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain

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