1 Men pass through such superhuman loves and outlive them: they are the probation subduing the heart to human joys.
2 She knew the hour of her probation had come, and her poor heart beat wildly against its destiny.
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.
4 The system thus entered on, I pursued during the whole season of probation; and with the best success.
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.
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.
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 DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP