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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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confirmationcon‧fir‧ma‧tion /ˌkɒnfəˈmeɪʃən $ ˌkɑːnfər-/ ●●○ AWL noun [countable, uncountable]  1 SAY/STATEa statement, document etc that says that something is definitely trueconfirmation of There has still been no official confirmation of the report.confirmation that verbal confirmation that payment has been made2 CERTAINLY/DEFINITELYa letter etc that tells you that an arrangement, date, time etc is now definite Most hotels require confirmation from a prospective guest in writing.3 RRCa religious ceremony in which someone is made a full member of the Christian Church
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confirmationThe development of the law along these lines is recent and confirmation of it by an august Commission is ominous.The matter seemed to lie beyond the pale of any definitive confirmation.I'm still waiting for confirmation from the travel agency about my tickets.Powell was equally reassuring and calming in his Senate confirmation testimony.Earl Robert stood tranquilly where he was, and bowed away the necessity for any such confirmation.Such confirmations merely indicate that some theory that was well established and regarded as unproblematic has been successfully applied once again.The guilty finding and sentence are subject to confirmation.Your written confirmation includes an invoice for the balance due.confirmation thatThe political Greens took it as confirmation that industrial society was indeed not sustainable.McCarthy supplied the first confirmation that the hostages are still alive.Graham looked towards Laidlaw for confirmation that it was Barak.Hearing confirmation that a trusted employee had indeed turned thief, she had gripped the chair-arms in white knuckled rage.There has been no official confirmation that the documents are genuine, although sources suggest that they are.The Warranties generally require confirmation that a state of affairs exist at a certain date, eg Completion.Seek confirmation that the other party understands your meaning.It was confirmation that I was on the right road-at last.All this contest provided was confirmation that this team is nowhere near what it claimed to be, and fading fast.
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