witness (v.) Old form(s): witnesse
bear witness to, attest, testify to
AW V.iii.200[King to Diana] You saw one here in court could witness it
CE V.i.220[Antipholus of Ephesus to Duke] That goldsmith there ... / Could witness it
Cym III.iv.67[Innogen to Pisanio, of Posthumus] When thou see'st him, / A little witness my obedience
MA IV.i.36[Claudio to Leonato, of Hero] Comes not that blood as modest evidence / To witness simple virtue
MND V.i.25[Hippolyta to Theseus, of the lovers] all their minds transfigured so together, / More witnesseth than fancy's images
Sonn.26.4[] To thee I send this written ambassage / To witness duty, not to show my wit [or: sense 2]
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