seeing is believing

1609 S. HARWARD MS (Trinity College, Cambridge) 85 Seeing is leeving.

1639 J. CLARKE Parœmiologia Anglo-Latina 90 Seeing is beleeving.

1712 J. ARBUTHNOT Lewis Baboon iv. There’s nothing like Matter of Fact; Seeing is Believing.

1848 J. C. & A. W. HARE Guesses at Truth (ed. 2) 2nd ser. 497 Seeing is believing, says the proverb... Though, of all our senses, the eyes are the most easily deceived, we believe them in preference to any other evidence.

2001 Washington Times 14 Dec. A4 Seeing, as the old saw goes, is believing, and in the post-literate age the visual is more persuasive than it used to be.


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  • seeing is believing — ► seeing is believing proverb you need to see something before you can accept that it really exists or occurs. Main Entry: ↑seeing …   English terms dictionary

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  • seeing is believing —    This idiom means that people can only really believe what they experience personally.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This expression means that when you see something you can be sure it exists, or that what you have been told is… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Seeing is believing. — something that you say which means you can only believe that something surprising or strange is true if you see it yourself. I d never have imagined my parents could dance, but seeing is believing …   New idioms dictionary

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