Usage examples for substantiation

  1. No sooner was this statement made known to Mr. Clay, than he pronounced it " a gross fabrication, of a calumnious character, put forth for the double purpose of injuring his public character and propping up the cause of General Jackson; and that, for himself and his friends, he defied the substantiation of the charge before any fair tribunal whatever." – Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
  2. As a rule there is not even an attempt made to put forward evidence in substantiation of anything that is alleged. – The Life of Cesare Borgia by Raphael Sabatini
  3. Indeed, it would be amusing were it not amazing to think how readily we have come to accept notions for which there is so little substantiation – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  4. The silence with which his last statement had been received, the kind of silence which covers emotions too deep for audible expression, remained unbroken save for an involuntary murmur or so, as the District Attorney and his assistant bent over this crude presentation of something- they hardly knew what- which this old but long trusted detective was offering them in substantiation of the well- nigh unbelievable statement he had just made. – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
  5. The sun being thus two weeks higher at the time Cook made his observations, he was able to secure a more accurate series of altitudes, and this will have an important bearing in substantiation of his claims. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook