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I would say no, "to bear someone out" is not the same as the original context in modern usage. To bear someone out is to put up a persons inanity for a time. Then hopefully make counter points to change said persons ignorance and or put in place correct facts. It means to take on the burden of a persons ignorance for a time then correct. To bear some one ...
The best answers are given by dictionaries. The two expression don't mean the same. Longman's Dictionary of Contemporary English says: to sober down - meaning to become more serious in behaviour or attitude. to sober up - meaning gradually to become less drunk. http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/sober_2
Yes, sometimes they are interchangeable, but in most cases they are not. They are different as to their subject. Back up is usually used of a person, but could be used of the story, testimony, evidence presented by the person. Bear out is almost always used of the evidence, testimony etc, not of the person presenting it. (but see * below) So only back ...
"Cross-referenced against" basically means a kind of linkage from one part of the document to the other part of the document. Just like you may find a 'See Also' link in between of a document linking to some document. OR You can find links like 'For Details Read Para/Chapter/..' in a document/book referencing to some other section of the same document/book. ...
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