What does the word confirmation mean?

Usage examples for confirmation

  1. This view received confirmation from the fact that he never heard her name mentioned. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  2. But this very industry, the proofs of which he would each evening bring down the wood for that fine judgment of Beatrice's, which, in spite of all, still remained more to him than any other praise- this very industry was the secret confirmation for Beatrice's sad heart. – The Worshipper of the Image by Richard Le Gallienne
  3. Belief in the King's death might well loosen the tongues of those who had plotted against him, and their unguarded triumph furnish the very confirmation which had been vainly sought in Amboise these ten days. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond