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Confirmation, 1) firmer establishment, strengthening: “to thee it shall descend with better quiet, better opinion, better c.” H4B IV, 5, 189.
2) asseveration, assurance: “a second time receive the c. of my promised gift,” All's II, 3, 56. “let heaven witness, how dear I hold this c.” H8 V, 3, 174.
3) additional evidence: “the particular --s, to the full arming of the verity,” All's IV, 3, 71. “for a greater c. I have dispatched . . .,” Wint. II, 1, 180. “for c. that I am much more,” Lr. III, 1, 44. “trifles are to the jealous --s,” Oth. III, 3, 323. Cymb. I, 6, 174. Per. V, 3, 54.
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