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proof positive

noun

evidence considered to be final absolute proof of the existence of something; conclusive proof

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  • This is proof positive that you never forget your first room in the Hall.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • And if one can not be reformed by them, it is proof positive that he ought not to be at large.

  • Either he can Castle now; if not, then it is proof positive that his defence is bad.

    The Blue Book of Chess Howard Staunton and "Modern Authorities"
  • In this way only, he urged, could proof positive be obtained.

    In Kings' Byways Stanley J. Weyman
  • Here was proof positive of Mr. Orban's words that one has but to think hard enough about a person to imagine one sees him.

    Queensland Cousins Eleanor Luisa Haverfield

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