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Synonyms for trial

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for trial

the examination and deciding upon evidence, charges, and claims in court


a procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality

an operation employed to resolve an uncertainty

a trying to do or make something

a state of pain or anguish that tests one's resiliency and character

something hard to bear physically or emotionally

one that makes another totally miserable by causing sharp pain and irritation


constituting a tentative model for future experiment or development

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Synonyms for trial

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John Macfarlane, introduced as evidence in the trial, says: "There is one Alan Stewart, a distant friend of the late Ardshiel's, who is in the French service, and came over in March last, as he said to some, in order to settle at home; to others, that he was to go soon back; and was, as I hear, the day that the murder was committed, seen not far from the place where it happened, and is not now to be seen; by which it is believed he was the actor.
There are many incidents given in the trial that point to Alan's fiery spirit and Highland quickness to take offence.
`They're putting down their names,' the Gryphon whispered in reply, `for fear they should forget them before the end of the trial.'
`A nice muddle their slates'll be in before the trial's over!' thought Alice.
The necessity of a numerous court for the trial of impeachments, is equally dictated by the nature of the proceeding.
Would it be proper that the persons who had disposed of his fame, and his most valuable rights as a citizen in one trial, should, in another trial, for the same offense, be also the disposers of his life and his fortune?
"It's a trial of one kitten," replied the Scarecrow; "but your manner is a trial to us all."
But now that this foolish trial is ended, I will tell you what really became of your pet piglet."
People were sorry for Pudd'nhead Wilson; his budding career would get hurt by this trial.
Absolutely secure as Tom considered himself to be, the opening solemnities of the trial had nevertheless oppressed him with a vague uneasiness, his being a nature sensitive to even the smallest alarms; but from the moment that the poverty and weakness of Wilson's case lay exposed to the court, he was comfortable once more, even jubilant.
"Read the Trial." For the third time he said those cruel words, and said no more.
"`Handsome is that handsome does'," said my master; "you are only taking him on trial, and I am sure you will do fairly by him, young man.
I too will make trial of it, for if I can string it and shoot through the iron, I shall not suffer my mother to quit this house with a stranger, not if I can win the prizes which my father won before me."
* Avis Everhard took for granted that her narrative would be read in her own day, and so omits to mention the outcome of the trial for high treason.
"To-day, the 15th of January, is the day of the trial. Joseph Rouletabille has not returned.