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 true that we get a headstart, but then one has to prove oneself. I shall cherish the compliment, but at the same time would like to add that Indian politics is a gruelling and demanding experience, which requires a person to continually evolve to stay in the race.
The strong pressure to prove oneself doesn't foster an open environment where you can ask open-ended questions and still be seen as a fully competent leader.
But, one has to believe in one's abilities and work hard to prove oneself," said the ambassador.
Many RNs have experienced the phenomena of needing to prove oneself worthy of acceptance into a healthcare team, whether as a new RN or as an experienced RN working in a new area of practice.
Bringing home the Virtus trophy is not the goal it is the opportunity to do better and prove oneself to be equal to the consistency and commitment to the Virtus ideals that are the highlights.
Bringing home the Virtus trophy is not the goal; it is the opportunity to do better and prove oneself to be equal to the consistency and commitment to the Virtus ideals.'
An eagerness to prove oneself is deeply rooted in male culture and has been for centuries.
"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.