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  ( evidences    3rd person present)   ( evidencing    present participle)   ( evidenced    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Evidence is anything that you see, experience, read, or are told that causes you to believe that something is true or has really happened.  
oft N of/for n, N that, N to-inf  
Ganley said he'd seen no evidence of widespread fraud..., There is a lot of evidence that stress is partly responsible for disease...     
2       n-uncount   Evidence is the information which is used in a court of law to try to prove something. Evidence is obtained from documents, objects, or witnesses.     (LEGAL)   oft N against n  
The evidence against him was purely circumstantial., ...enough evidence for a successful prosecution.     
3    If you give evidence in a court of law or an official enquiry, you officially say what you know about people or events, or describe an occasion at which you were present.  
give evidence      phrase   V inflects   (=testify)  
The forensic scientists who carried out the original tests will be called to give evidence...     
4       verb   If a particular feeling, ability, or attitude is evidencedby something or someone, it is seen or felt.  
FORMAL   He's wise in other ways too, as evidenced by his reason for switching from tennis to golf...      be V-ed by n  
She was not calculating and evidenced no specific interest in money.      V n  
5    If someone or something is in evidence, they are present and can be clearly seen.  
be in evidence      phrase   V inflects  
Few soldiers were in evidence...     
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take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
to release sth that is tied up
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
expression referring to the belief that those who hold the power are entitled to anything
a willingness to believe in the absence of sufficient evidence, or contrary to the evidence.
this could cover all instances of use of the word 'faith'.
Drug that produces Mydriasis
person that you date
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
¡no toques eso!
expression used to describe a lost opportunity or something that is unlikely to happen in the current circumstances
something that improves morale
the decision is yours
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
something is easy to do
It is healthy to laugh
A vaccine is a substance containing a harmless form of the germs that cause a particular disease. It is given to people, usually by injection, to prevent them getting that disease.
Term used to describe low grade marijuana. This type of marijuana is usually brown, seedy, dry. The term is also used by many pot heads to describe anything that is low grade.
charver is another word for chav
If you lived in Newcastle you would know it. Common in NE England
grunt work is hard, uninteresting work
US informal
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
he is a very good seller
A formal word that is put in the beginning of sentence that has a similar meaning to furthermore, therefore, and from now on
I like ice-cream; Hence, I have lots of ice-cream cups in my fridge
expression used to describe something that is in decline or has lost the qualities that made it popular, appealing, successful
used originally in media to describe a show or a movie that is declining in popularity. E.g: I loved their ads, but with the last ones they just jump the shark.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."


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