prove oneself

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Verb1.prove oneself - show one's ability or courage
shew, show, demonstrate, prove, establish - establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
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To prove oneself the author of an original play is hard, but not impossible.
The desire to prove oneself is a prime reason for our success.
The need to prove oneself as a lasting relic of the old human supremacy will threaten not just the common good, but also our common humanity.
The Codys seem to finally be on solid ground after a messy heist and an unexpected murder, however, just when they think they may be in the clear, on "Animal Kingdom" Season 2, episode 8, old sins and the desire to prove oneself threatens to bring them all down.
It is important to understand the times of testing and to these opportunities to prove oneself, to give thanks and to show happiness with everything God created.
She stressed the importance of going out and getting your hands dirty" in order to understand the job and prove oneself.
One has a shelf life in a performance- oriented job and needs to prove oneself again after a point in time.
Iraqi cinema is enjoying a renaissance, thanks to young filmmakers who defy the usual beginners' odds--lack of funding, having to prove oneself to investors--in addition to a lack of infrastructure, no government support, and over a decade of deadly violence and upheaval in their home country.
In the present context of competitions and conflicts one tries not only to prove oneself right but also makes use of the maximum opportunity to prove the other wrong.
The meeting was told that legal heirs of only three victims had claimed the compensation in Margalla incident as certificate has to be obtained to prove oneself legal heir.
He gave her an article entitled, "Preventing Burnout" by psychologists Herbert Freudenberger and Gail North who identified the following 10 phases of burnout: A compulsion to prove oneself, working harder, neglecting one's own needs, displacing conflicts by ignoring the root cause of the distress, revision of values in which friends or hobbies are ignored, denial with emergence of cynicism and aggression, withdrawing from social contacts and/or using alcohol or substances to cope, inner emptiness, depression, and actual burnout syndrome.
There is, in the upper echelons of racing, a dual tug for newcomers - to prove oneself the most successful individual (which was, in essence, the purpose of the sport to begin with) while at the same time gaining acceptance by the historically minded community.