And it is also proof that Coakley is perhaps one of the worst candidates in recent memory.
There is never going to be a proof that God is there to answer that need.
Sonny Rees drank the 40% proof whisky at his 2nd birthday in a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Swansea.
Plenty of listeners will point to Paula as proof that Robin Thicke is a narcissistic, self-serving jerk.
The burden of proof is on those addicted to unfounded optimism.
Not only that, but they are a proof that environment can move a man when free will fails.
And this brings me to something which I think ought to be said, though I have no proof to bring.
Pray, sir, what proof can you bring of your insulting accusations?
"Graft" is only a proof of the wide extent to which this lesson to get into the steal is learned.
Giles had refused to believe his assertion of innocence, and he had no proof.
early 13c., preove "evidence to establish the fact of (something)," from Anglo-French preove, Old French prueve "proof, test, experience" (13c., Modern French preuve), from Late Latin proba "a proof," a back-formation from Latin probare "to prove" (see prove). "The devocalization of v to f ensued upon the loss of final e; cf. the relation of v and f in believe, belief, relieve, relief, behove, behoof, etc. [OED].
Meaning "act of proving" is early 14c. Meaning "act of testing or making trial of anything" is from late 14c., from influence of prove. Meaning "standard of strength of distilled liquor" is from 1705. In photography from 1855. Typographical sense of "trial impression to test type" is from c.1600. Numismatic sense of "coin struck to test a die" is from 1762; now mostly in reference to coins struck from highly polished dies, mainly for collectors.
Adjectival sense (proof against) is recorded from 1590s, from the noun in expressions such as proof of (mid-15c.), hence extended senses involving "tested power" in compounds such as fireproof (1630s), waterproof (1725), foolproof (1902), etc. Shakespeare has shame-proof.