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1‘they found evidence of his participation in the burglary’
proof, confirmation, verification, substantiation, corroboration, affirmation, authentication, attestation, documentation
support for, backing for, reinforcement for, grounds for
2‘the court refused to accept Mr Scott's evidence’
testimony, statement, sworn statement, attestation, declaration, avowal, plea, submission, claim, contention, charge, allegation
deposition, representation, affidavit
rare asseveration, averment
3‘the room showed evidence of a struggle’
signs, indications, pointers, marks, traces, suggestions, hints
1‘the rise of racism is evidenced by the increase in racial attacks’
indicate, show, reveal, be evidence of, display, exhibit, manifest, denote, evince, signify
testify to, attest to, verify, confirm, prove, substantiate, endorse, back up, support, bear out, give credence to
‘team spirit was much in evidence’
noticeable, conspicuous, obvious, perceptible, perceivable, visible, on view, on display, easily seen, easily noticed, plain to see
palpable, tangible, unmistakable, undisguised, unconcealed, prominent, striking, glaring, writ large
as plain as the nose on your face, as plain as a pikestaff, standing out like a sore thumb, sticking out like a sore thumb, standing out a mile, sticking out a mile, right under one's nose, staring someone in the face, written all over someone
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