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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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His music still stands the test of time and proves that quality really can overcome the hype of other artists.
Even though the Quo have been around for 30 years their music still stands the test of time which is more than can be said for a lot of today's bands.
First published in 1972, Williams' masterpiece, which mixes historical research with fictional fantasy, surely stands the test of time.