Usage examples for confirmatory

  1. A thousand confirmatory details leaped into her mind: the rich, sweet voices- the dramatic ability- the banjo- the deprecatory air of timidity- the self- conscious unwillingness to take the leading position to which their talents and beauty gave them a right. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  2. Even in that moment she did not forget that she knew her own mother, for she took the precaution to elicit a confirmatory letter from her mother's attorney, under guise of thanking him for the friendly interest he had " ever manifested" in the welfare of the Lansdales. – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. The trail in the snow was one of these confirmatory incidents, although I had no occasion yet to so regard it. – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  4. In fact, Des Cartes's system of thought influenced Stensen not a little, and he felt, when describing the function of muscles in the human body, and especially when he demonstrated that the heart was a muscle, that the mechanical notions he was thus introducing into anatomy were likely to prove confirmatory of Des Cartes's philosophic speculations. – Catholic Churchmen in Science by James J. Walsh
  5. Yes, he replied with a confirmatory nod; it's the river backing up for its big jump. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  6. The recording angel who guarded his wicket gate would probably give them an appointment for some day next week, and this would leave time for a confirmatory talk with John. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  7. She talked on about Wilsey and the conversation of the evening, but it made little difference what she said, for her full idea had reached Adelaide from the start, and had gathered to itself in an instant a hundred confirmatory memories. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  8. " I 'spec's dat so," said the old man, with a confirmatory shake of the head. – The Conjure Woman by Charles W. Chesnutt
  9. He added, as a little bit of confirmatory evidence, that he remembered seeing the cloak begin to slide off the table again, that he saw it must fall to the ground; but, being in a hurry, he would not stop to prevent its doing so, or to pick it up. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  10. They are all needed, however, to make up the number usually assigned to Leyden, as are all the above " doubtfuls," which is of itself somewhat confirmatory of the substantial correctness of the list. – The Mayflower and Her Log, Complete by Azel Ames
  11. As to the dragon- slaying, the confirmatory evidence is open to extreme doubt. – Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn by R. W. Chambers