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Definition of Trial

Trial

  1. The act of trying or testing in any manner.
  2. Any effort or exertion of strength for the purpose of ascertaining what can be done or effected.
  3. The act of testing by experience; proof; test.
  4. Examination by a test; experiment, as in chemistry, metallurgy, etc.
  5. The state of being tried or tempted; exposure to suffering that tests strength, patience, faith, or the like; affliction or temptation that exercises and proves the graces or virtues of men.
  6. That which tries or afflicts; that which harasses; that which tries the character or principles; that which tempts to evil; as, his child's conduct was a sore trial.
  7. The formal examination of the matter in issue in a cause before a competent tribunal; the mode of determining a question of fact in a court of law; the examination, in legal form, of the facts in issue in a cause pending before a competent tribunal, for the purpose of determining such issue.

Trial Quotations

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
Thomas Jefferson

The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
Thomas S. Monson

You can't get around pain and opposition, but you can try to be joyful in the trial, and thank yourself for the trial, and thank God for the strength to get through it.
Mary J. Blige

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
Bruce Barton
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Trial Translations

trial in Dutch is probeersel, proefstuk
trial in French is manipulation
trial in German is Versuch, Untersuchung, Erprobung
trial in Italian is esperimento, procedimento
trial in Latin is judicium, tentatio-onis, temptatio, iudicium
trial in Spanish is pleito, ensayo
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