Former Sen. Bob Kerrey on the leaders who proved the cynics wrong.
Neither do I. But, several rounds of applause and a standing ovation later, Les Misérables proved all the naysayers wrong.
To my surprise, rhyming "Santorum" with "Purim" proved very popular with readers.
But the U.S. government has proved disappointingly slow in granting those visas.
Moussa, a career diplomat and far more practiced public speaker, proved himself a master of verbal jujitsu.
It has proved to be the inspiring theme of many a local poet.
Who could have proved a better protector than Phidias has been?
That's why I come, lest this appointment should ha' proved a pitfall to you.
Now you know how that Monte Cristo carried on after he'd proved up.
The Dresden, the fastest, proved too speedy a vessel to overtake.
late 12c., pruven, proven "to try, test; evaluate; demonstrate," from Old French prover, pruver "show; convince; put to the test" (11c., Modern French prouver), from Latin probare "to make good; esteem, represent as good; make credible, show, demonstrate; test, inspect; judge by trial" (source also of Spanish probar, Italian probare), from probus "worthy, good, upright, virtuous," from PIE *pro-bhwo- "being in front," from *pro-, extended form of root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per), + root *bhu- "to be" (cf. Latin fui "I have been," futurus "about to be;" Old English beon "to be;" see be). Related: Proved; proven; proving.