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    verb: to offer as example, reason, or proof in discussion or analysis
    She was tranquil, yet her tranquility was evidently constrained; and as her confusion had before been adduced as a proof of her guilt, she worked up her mind to an appearance of courage. 

    Today in History! 
    1746 Princeton University, in New Jersey, receives its charter.
    1836 Sam Houston sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
    1907 Ringling Brothers buys Barnum & Bailey.
    1918 The cities of Baltimore and Washington run out of coffins during the "Spanish Inflenza" epidemic.
    1938 Chester Carlson invents the photocopier. He tries to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they see no use for a gadget that makes nothing but copies.
    1962 U.S. reveals Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President Kennedy orders a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba. Following a confrontation that threatens nuclear war, Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on October 28 on a formula to end the crisis. On November 2 Kennedy reports that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are being dismantled.