confirmation

Part of speech: noun

The act of confirming; that which confirms; corroboration; proof.

Part of speech: noun

The rite of full induction into certain churches.

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Usage examples "confirmation":

  1. This view received confirmation from the fact that he never heard her name mentioned. - "The Squire's Daughter", 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", 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", Hamilton Drummond.