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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation

Usage examples (10)
  • "probatory" leaf; fourthly, the "probatory" words (in the case of which, by the way, reference is made to the text and not to the gloss); fifthly, the number of...
  • He hoped he had been more than in a probatory state, he said.
  • She comforts her on her early death; having finished, as she says, her probatory course, at so early a time of life, when many are not ripened by the sunshine of Divine...
  • Not designed ones, he said: but that was a poor excuse, as I told him: for, had they been designed, he should never have come into my presence more: that they were not, showed... for more
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