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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.
Monsieur le Duc," he said, "if proof of your story were needed it is here.
We cannot produce the law proof, and we are not rich enough to pay the law expenses.
It is strong circumstantial evidence, I will admit, but it is not positive proof.
I said, "I give you better than proof, gentlemen; I give you my positive opinion.
Well," says Sophia, "the proof of this must be from time.
It might convince an examining magistrate or the head of a detective department, but it's not proof.
Thee thyself, I wanted to put to the proof when I gave this performance.
I have not only no proof that he killed the two men at the door; I cannot even declare that he killed the third man inside-- for I cannot say that my own eyes saw the deed committed.
Yet my husband replies to me "You have no proof," and Mr Twemlow replies to me with the very same words
Pickwick, though able to sustain a very considerable amount of exertion and fatigue, was not proof against such a combination of attacks as he had undergone on the memorable night, recorded in the last chapter.