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.
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.
One has a shelf life in a performance- oriented job and needs to prove oneself again after a point in time.
I've determined that the greatest single factor separating success and lack of success is self-worth, the belief in one's own talents, the drive to assertively prove oneself instead of protect oneself.
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.
The need to prove oneself may give way to the desire to express one's uniqueness.
A gentle story of courage, as a little tugboat learns what it takes to prove oneself.
For one filled with the insecurity of adolescence and the yearning to prove oneself, the risk of performing at any lower level is more embarrassing and perhaps less well accepted than in the past.
According to Erikson, "The adolescent looks fervently for men and ideas to have faith in, which means men and ideas in whose service it would seem worthwhile to prove oneself trustworthy" (p.