put to the proof

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See: prove
References in classic literature ?
I," said All Earth, "Whatever he's worth, I'll put to the proof.
If you think it right to communicate the contents of this letter to Miss Vanstone, pray tell her that it will not be my fault if her sister's assertion (however preposterous it may seem to my uncle's executors) is not fairly put to the proof.
Thee thyself, I wanted to put to the proof when I gave this performance.
And then she came - at an anxious time, too, when her worth could be put to the proof at once - and from first to last she was a treasure.