prove (v.) Old form(s): proue, proues
prove to be true, turn out to be the truth
JC V.i.4[Octavius to Antony, of the enemy keeping their distance] It proves not so; their battles are at hand
TC III.ii.89[Troilus to Cressida, of lovers] Praise us as we are tasted, allow us as we prove [i.e. as we show what we are]
TN III.iv.374[Viola to herself, of Sebastian being alive] if it prove, / Tempests are kind, and salt waves fresh in love!
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