proof (n.) 2
experience, actual practice, tried knowledge
Cym I.vii.70 [Iachimo to Innogen, of Posthumus' companion] who knows / By history, report, or his own proof, / What woman is
Cym III.iii.27 [Guiderius to Belarius] Out of your proof you speak
Ham III.ii.179 [Second Player as Queen to her King] what my love is, proof hath made you know
JC II.i.21 [Brutus alone] 'tis a common proof, / That lowliness is young ambition's ladder
R3 II.iii.43 [Third Citizen to other Citizens] men's minds mistrust / Ensuing danger; as by proof we see / The water swell before a boisterous storm
RJ I.i.170 [Benvolio to Romeo] Alas that love, so gentle in his view, / Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof!
Sonn 129.11 [of lust] A bliss in proof
TN III.i.121 [Viola as Cesario to Olivia] 'tis a vulgar proof / That very oft we pity enemies