Well, of course they would have been, but the Sword's response to the threat had proven once and for all that he was no tactician.
Kennedy's response to the missiles and the way he presented it to Americans proved to be masterful.
Her first response to his kiss had proven that to him without a shadow of a doubt.
Their responses prove more to be personal than ideological.
But the international response to Iraq's invasion proves how much has changed.
That response also proved false; it was a gift from an aide.
Jonathan Moyo, the minister of information, said the response proves that the government is serious.
You can't blame them for not liking that, but the response is proving him right.
But his response proved that he no longer felt like that about her.
The public's response proved that mail-order record distribution was an effective way to market music.