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TEST. Something by which to ascertain the truth respecting another thing. 7 Penn. St. Rep. 428; 6 Whart. 284. Vide Religious Test.

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In the jungle-heart of Guadalcanal he put the affair to the test, as in the laboratory he would have put to the test any chemical reaction.
On hearing that the accuracy of the personal description had been fairly put to the test, and had failed in the one important particular of the moles on the neck, Mrs.
Perchance Sir Nigel, with his love of all the dying usages of chivalry, might have contrived some strange ordeal or feat of arms by which his love should be put to the test. Alleyne smiled as he wondered what fantastic and wondrous deed would be exacted from him.
He had always been looked up to as a high authority on all matters of amusement and dexterity, whether offensive, defensive, or inoffensive; and if, on this very first occasion of being put to the test, he shrunk back from the trial, beneath his leader's eye, his name and standing were lost for ever.
This was not a cut and dried philosophy with him, but a glimmer that, though always suggesting itself but dimly, never failed when put to the test. Martin felt better.
An alert and daring brain figured upon the chances of success when a certain plan should be put to the test.
(as I interpret it) eager to tell him with her own lips, BEFORE he is put to the test which is to vindicate his character in the eyes of other people.
A LOUGHBOROUGH College rally cross car students have been building for a year has finally been put to the test - with motorsport lecturer and champion driver Gary Cook behind the wheel.
After an explosive start, your boxing skills are put to the test with a range of gym exercises.
When a big buyout offer from a tech company comes their way, their relationship is put to the test as the two find themselves at war with each other.
"Now, all parties are put to the test to prove they are ready to realize what they agreed upon.