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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Bear Witness to Provide Evidence of the Truth

The phrase "bear witness to the truth" has always been confusing to me. Shouldn't it be bare witness of the truth? Meaning exposing my witness of the truth?

I think I found where it came from. Sterling Dictionary of Idioms lists this.

bear witness to provide evidence of the truth
His evidence bore witness to my case.
It seems to me that "bear witness to the truth" is just a shortening of this phrase. That makes so much more sense.

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