Unhappily, Touchwood's great powers have been only so far manifested as to be believed in, not demonstrated.
He writes in unusual spirits; for he has now gained full, presentable, and indisputable proof of the treachery which before he scarcely doubted, but could not demonstrate.
Since the foregoing notes were written the impracticability of the universal or even of the general application of the principle has been fully demonstrated.
She took the knife from Hinpoha's hand and proceeded to demonstrate.
That Morse's fellow-countryman, Joseph Henry, chiefly prepared the way for that triumph, the following account, with just emphasis, demonstrates.
That you love me is indisputable, and this I propose to demonstrate.
The contrary is of course probable, but it is not demonstrated.
Of course, any number of propositions can be invented which cannot be disproved, and it is open to any one who possesses exuberant faith to believe them; but no one will maintain that they all deserve credence so long as their falsehood is not demonstrated.
I long, and live, to see this love demonstrated.
And that the power wrested from the British Crown passed to the people of each colony the whole history of our political movement from the emigration of our ancestors to the present day clearly demonstrates.
The necessity for adopting these measures is now demonstrated.
A valuable museum of the products of Chinese skill and industry has recently been exhibited at Rome, in which the progress made by a people of whom so little is known, and civilization and the arts, is demonstrated.
Madam, how blest am I To see you thus past hope recovered, My mirth at your faire wedding shall demonstrate.
Next day, he publicly abjured the scientific truth which he had demonstrated.
"This seems not so allowable in prose; which the following erroneous examples will demonstrate.
He did not shrink from falsifying history, as can today be demonstrated.
The fact that Russia was vigorously on the offensive again was soon demonstrated.
The communicating door was a larger proposition, but that it was one within the compass of Sin Sin Wa its effectual disappearance sufficiently demonstrated.
Even the most highly civilized nations may temporarily fall under their sway, and then civilization reverts to barbarism, as the terrible condition of Europe to-day actually demonstrates.
The proposition was distinct and definite, and the answer is equally so, and I consider that it may be regarded as the fixed determination of Maine to consent to no proposition on our part to vary the treaty line, but to stand by that line as a definite, a practicable, and a fair one until its impracticability is demonstrated.
I ask myself, Why should America be an exception to the uniform fate of nations, as history has demonstrated?
Its sole purport is to show that if it is not always possible to synthetize Christianity with the current philosophy, science, and history of the day, at least no want of harmony can be positively demonstrated.
Is the passion you boast of to be thus shockingly demonstrated?
On another occasion his fear of being left alone was more clearly demonstrated.
Our limits will not admit of a description of the process by which this person demonstrated that a people who literally contributed nothing at all, were overtaxed; but any one who has paid attention to the opposing sides of a discussion on such a subject, can readily imagine how easily such an apparent contradiction can be reconciled, and the proposition demonstrated.
Of these he hath two in the first ascending degree, his own parents; he hath four in the second, the parents of his father and the parents of his mother; he hath eight in the third, the parents of his two grandfathers and two grandmothers; and by the same rule of progression, he hath an hundred and twenty-eight in the seventh; a thousand and twenty-four in the tenth; and at the twentieth degree, or the distance of twenty generations, every man hath above a million of ancestors, as common arithmetic will demonstrate.
Respecting the delicacies of composition, we may guess, but we can never decide and demonstrate.
The superiority of the oar over the paddle was in this contest fully demonstrated.
We are not even sure of their diplomatic help, as the conduct of Italy at the conference of Algeciras sufficiently demonstrated.
This theory of ancient mythology is not only beautiful and plausible, it is, in its essential points, demonstrated.
The derivatives I have referred to their primitives, with an accuracy sometimes needless; for who does not see that remoteness comes from remote, lovely from love, concavity from concave, and demonstrative from demonstrate?
There seems, then, no escape from the admission that neither physical geology, nor palaeontology, possesses any method by which the absolute synchronism of two strata can be demonstrated.
In proof, let the following cases demonstrate.
At this key the phial may be charged; and all the other electric experiments be performed, which are usually done by the help of a rubbed glass globe or tube, and thereby the sameness of the electric matter with that of lightning be completely demonstrated.
Of no worth at all; and its authors would be looked upon as a band of sentimental political babblers, who could enunciate truths which neither they nor their countrymen had the capacity to uphold and practically to demonstrate.
But apparently now, while the secret was simple enough to tell--it took John McTavish hardly a score of burry words to tell it all--it was less simple to demonstrate.
I thought of seeking Doctor Norbury's assistance because he can furnish me with materials for experiment of such great age that the reactions, if any, should be extremely easy to demonstrate.
When in time many of them went down to the grave crushed by affliction and the objects of the taunts and revilings of their wicked pursuers, the insufficiency of the current explanation of misfortune was tragically demonstrated.
As a copious and consecutive record of the salient incidents in modern Continental history,--so needful now for reference, and the diverse phases of which are so widely chronicled in the memoirs, the journals, the diplomatic correspondence, and what may be called the incidental history of the period,--the plan of Alison's work might have achieved a triumph of industry and skill, valuable as well as interesting to general readers and professional writers: but the political opinions, with the partial feelings they engender, continually distort the view and influence the estimate of this positive yet pleasant historian; while his almost wilful blunders, like the errors of Lord Mahon in regard to the American War, have been repeatedly demonstrated.
If we reflect how many officers and non-commissioned officers from the standing army must be transferred to the new formations in order to vitalize them, and how the modern tactical forms make it difficult for the superior officer to assert his influence in battle, the numerical inadequacy of the existing personnel is clearly demonstrated.
And that this study is not improper to the age with which I connect it, is the second point I would endeavour to demonstrate.
For the last five-and-twenty years naturalists in Europe have been striving to obtain the carcass of the impregnated female Ornithorhynchus paradoxus, for the purpose of ascertaining its mode of gestation, but without success; for it is by dissection alone that the hitherto doubtful and disputed point concerning the anomalous and paradoxical manner of bring forth and rearing its young can be satisfactorily demonstrated.
Nor was it by them that he got the knowledge of those demonstrations, but by finding out intermediate ideas that showed the agreement or disagreement of the ideas, as expressed in the propositions he demonstrated.
No recipe can be given for the making of a Shakspeare; but the possibility of the translation of things into song is demonstrated.
Lewisham wanted very much to keep on at times, but the good of it was a little hard to demonstrate.
He gloried in the certitudes which consciousness reveals, as well as in the facts which experience and history demonstrate.
As to Florida, that was but the transfer by Spain to the United States of territory on the east side of the river Mississippi in exchange for large territory which the United States transferred to Spain on the west side of that river, as the entire diplomatic history of the transaction serves to demonstrate.
"This seems not so allowable in prose; which fact the following erroneous examples will demonstrate.
Besides, those artificial devices to overhear their confessions, like that whispering place of Gloucester with us, or like the duke's place at Mantua in Italy, where the sound is reverberated by a concave wall; a reason of which Blancanus in his Echometria gives, and mathematically demonstrates.