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 Meanings and Examples of PROBATION
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 n.  act of proving; trial period
Classic Sentence:
1  Men pass through such superhuman loves and outlive them: they are the probation subduing the heart to human joys.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
2  She knew the hour of her probation had come, and her poor heart beat wildly against its destiny.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
3  She knew that to Gerty and Mrs. Fisher she was only passing through a temporary period of probation, since they believed that the apprenticeship she was serving at Mme.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
4  The system thus entered on, I pursued during the whole season of probation; and with the best success.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  In the meanwhile, all around her showed that their present state was that of punishment and probation, and that it was their especial duty to suffer without sinning.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  The silently growing assumption of this age is that the probation of races is past, and that the backward races of to-day are of proven inefficiency and not worth the saving.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In XIV
7  Marriage licences and small probates were what we all looked for, and what paid us best; and the competition for these ran very high indeed.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
Example Sentence:
1  He was basically on probation from the moment he took over the chairmanship.
2  The judge did not jail the young man, but put him on probation for a year.