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Proof

A coin made with a polished die or using some other special method. It may be struck twice to make the images clearer. Proofs generally do not circulate, but are made for collectors or for sale as illiquid assets.
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If the proofs were in a roll, he could not possibly know what they were.
Then the whole thing came to me in an instant, and I only needed certain corroborative proofs, which I speedily obtained.
As he passed your window he saw, by means of his great height, these proofs upon your table, and conjectured what they were.
"Well, when he saw that they were indeed the proofs, it was then that he yielded to temptation.
"He put his gloves on the chair, and he took the proofs, sheet by sheet, to copy them.
I have only the letters of Ali Tepelini, which I have placed before you; the ring, a token of his good-will, which is here; and, lastly, the most convincing proof I can offer, after an anonymous attack, and that is the absence of any witness against my veracity and the purity of my military life.' A murmur of approbation ran through the assembly; and at this moment, Albert, had nothing more transpired, your father's cause had been gained.
I possess absolute proof of the assertion that I have just made -- proof that your own eyes can see -- proof that would satisfy you, if you were judge in a Court of Justice.
'I said, "I give you better than proof, gentlemen; I give you my positive opinion."'
I can take a note of your information (very startling information, I own); and, in the absence of proof, I can do no more.'
'I can provide you with proof, sir--if that is all you want,' said Mrs.
Let him be the best of men, and let him be thought the worst; then he will have been put to the proof; and we shall see whether he will be affected by the fear of infamy and its consequences.