DeShaun Dupree Holton, better known by his stage name Proof, was an American rapper and actor from Detroit, Michigan. During his career, he was a member of the groups Goon Sqwad, 5 Elementz, Promatic, and most notably, D12. He was a close childhood friend of rapper Eminem, who lived on the same block. In 2006, Proof was shot and killed during an altercation at the CCC nightclub in Detroit.

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  1. An effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial.
  2. The degree of evidence which convinces the mind of any truth or fact, and produces belief; a test by facts or arguments which induce, or tend to induce, certainty of the judgment; conclusive evidence; demonstration.
  3. The quality or state of having been proved or tried; firmness or hardness which resists impression, or doesn't yield to force; impenetrability of physical bodies.
  4. Experience of something.
  5. Firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken.
  6. A proof sheet; a trial impression, as from type, taken for correction or examination.
  7. A sequence of statements consisting of axioms, assumptions, statements already demonstrated in another proof, and statements that logically follow from previous statements in the sequence, and which concludes with a statement that is the object of the proof.
  8. A process for testing the accuracy of an operation performed. Compare prove, transitive verb, 5.
  9. Armour of excellent or tried quality, and deemed impenetrable; properly, armour of proof.
  10. A measure of the alcohol content of liquor. Originally, in Britain, 100 proof was defined as 57.1% by volume (not used anymore). In the US, 100 proof means that the alcohol content is 50% of the total volume of the liquid, and thus, absolute alcohol would be 200 proof.


  1. To proofread.
  2. To make resistant, especially to water.
  3. To knead, as in bread dough.


  1. Used in proving or testing.
    a proof load; a proof charge
  2. Firm or successful in resisting.
    proof against harm
    waterproof; bombproof'''.
  3. Being of a certain standard as to alcohol content.

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