"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 leaves in the whole volume; and, lastly, the number of the treatises contained in it -- all written within the aforesaid lines. From Wordnik.com. [The Care of Books] Reference
He hoped he had been more than in a probatory state, he said. From Wordnik.com. [Clarissa Harlowe] Reference
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 Grace for a better, till they are fifty, sixty, or seventy years of age. From Wordnik.com. [Clarissa Harlowe] Reference
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 his want of thought and attention; and those were inexcusable in a man only in his probatory state. From Wordnik.com. [Clarissa Harlowe] Reference
Hence, to give these arguments a probatory value it would be necessary either to deny Christ's knowledge of the future or to maintain that the teachings embodied in the First Gospel were not authentic. From Wordnik.com. [The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman] Reference
Pleasure in itself harmless may become mischievous by endearing to us a state which we know to be transient and probatory, and withdrawing our thoughts from that of which every hour brings us nearer to the beginning, and of which no length of time will bring us to the end. From Wordnik.com. [Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia] Reference
Pleasure, in itself harmless, may become mischievous, by endearing to us a state which we know to be transient and probatory, and withdrawing our thoughts from that, of which every hour brings us nearer to the beginning, and of which no length of time will bring us to the end. From Wordnik.com. [Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia] Reference
The charge shall be formulated against him, and the case admitted to trial within a short period, with obligation for publication and conclusion; and within the probatory limit the testimonies given in the preliminary process shall be verified, other new ones received, if there be any, and the defendant's plea taken. From Wordnik.com. [The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 11 of 55 1599-1602 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century] Reference
The better to fulfill this obligation, and because, moreover, of the historical importance and probatory force of public records, a pastor must have five distinct parish registers: one each of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths; and a fifth containing a census or general account of the state of souls in the parish. From Wordnik.com. [The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss] Reference
Secondly, Afflictions are probatory. From Wordnik.com. [The Art of Divine Contentment: An Exposition of Philippians 4:11] Reference
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