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Results are what count, as in Let's see if this ad actually helps sales—the proof of the pudding, you know. The full expression of this proverb, dating from about 1600, is The proof of the pudding is in the eating, but it has become so well known that it is often abbreviated.
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Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Park employees helped John quit tobacco by way of a butts-proof glass enclosure, a drastic change in diet, and regular exercise.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence|Bill Schulz|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Dallas Cowboys sell out their state-of-the art football stadium.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Here convincing proof was given of Mme. Mesdag's accuracy, originality of interpretation, and her skill in the use of color.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Well, the pudding moment arrived, and a huge slice almost obscured from sight the plate before us.
I tell you, madam, most distinctly and emphatically, that it is bread pudding and the meanest kind at that.'
Proof was given to him, of Elizabeth having admitted Ripperda to private political discussions in the Altheim apartments.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter