on trial

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj on trial in the process of being tested or tried
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The supersonic Concorde jet made its first trial flight on January 1, 1969.
    • On trial on probation, as an experiment
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Quotations

  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.”
  • Lew Wallace
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    “One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune.”

Usage

In literature:

However, as he is within signal distance, let them telegraph 'Pirates now on trial.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
The trial of Scott Jackson began on April the 22nd, before Judge Helm.
"The Mysterious Murder of Pearl Bryan" by Unknown
Inefficiency, as well as misconduct, on the part of the colonists was a sore trial to Macdonell.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
It sank to the bottom on its first trial trip, fortunately without anyone on board.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
While Harthouse was thus setting his net, Stephen Blackpool, the mill worker, was on trial.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
I remember reading of a man who was on trial for his life.
"The Way to God and How to Find It" by Dwight Moody
So he notified Hammer that the state would not be ready for trial on the day set.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The days ran on for the trial of Pat Carroll, but Edith did not again see Captain Clayton.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
They began now to contemplate making another trial of their friends on the Continent.
"Guy Fawkes" by Thomas Lathbury
On one point I suspect suppression at the trial.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
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In poetry:

Oh, hadst thou thus been man, to-day had we
Walked on together undivided now--
But now a thousand flaming years must pass,
And all the trial be gone o'er again.
"If, After All ...!" by Richard Le Gallienne
Full of years and full of peace,
May our life on earth be blest;
When our trials here shall cease,
And at last we sink to rest,
Fountain of eternal love,
Call us to our home above.
"Lord of Power, Lord of Might" by Godfrey Thring
He ain't got enny kind ov show
Tew talk ov chast'ning trials;
When thet thar thunder cloud lets down
It's sixty billion vials;
No! when it looks tew rain on hay,
First take yer rake an' then yer pray!
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Do not envy anyone because they seem to be--
Lucky, happy, and content, from care and worry free...
Everybody is on trial in their appointed sphere-
A smiling face may mask an ugly scar, a secret fear.
"Passing the Test" by Patience Strong
There was nane sae frank-heartit an' free as young Burns
On the braes o' Cairnbroe; through life's trials an' turns
He's foughten his way, an' won up i' the warl,
A younker nae mair, but a blythe buirdly carle.
"Verses Inscribed To Mr. Thomas Duncan, Glasgow" by Janet Hamilton
And when the day of his trial draws near,
No doubt for the murdering of his wife he drops a tear,
And he exclaims, "Oh, thou demon Drink, through thee I must die,"
And on the scaffold he warns the people from drink to fly,
"The Demon Drink" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Former police officer on trial for Criminal Sexual Conduct .
Dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger is on trial for selling raw milk.
One of the two Tauranga men on trial accused of manufacturing $2.3m of P, claims it was impossible to have done so given the chemicals and equipment he had access to and the cooking method he used.
NEW YORK (AP) — A religious counselor is on trial in Brooklyn on charges he sexually abused a girl under his guidance for three years.
When tyrants go on trial.
International Criminal Court to debate where Moammar Gadhafi's son should be put on trial.
The former Italian Prime Minister is also on trial or under investigation for more serious charges.
Does anyone believe Maj. Nidal Hasan is ever going to go on trial on charges of murdering 13 people at Fort Hood.
Expect the unexpected as disruptive defendant goes on trial Monday in Memphis.
0 Stefano Gabbana, left, and Domenico Dolce , right, are going on trial for alleged tax evasion in Italy.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of luxe Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, will go on trial in December for tax evasion.
Dolce and Gabbana to go on trial for tax evasion.
Stefano Gabbana, left, and Domenico Dolce , right, are going on trial for alleged tax evasion in Italy.
Gabbana, left, and Dolce at the right are going on trial for tax evasion in Italy.
He's going on trial for tax evasion this time around, but the feds want jurors to learn all about the corruption of crooked ex-state Sen Pedro Espada Jr.
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In science:

In order for all resonances to share drifts in the magnetic field, light intensity, pointing, and polarization, etc., we perform just one shelving measurement at each trial spin flip frequency for a given resonance before moving on to the next resonance.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Schroter, S. et al. Effects of training on quality of peer review: randomised controlled trial.
Accelerating the pace of discovery by changing the peer review algorithm
This problem is usually treated by artificially imposing, as an artificial boundary condition, that the solution vanishes on the nodes of the trial function ΨT (fixed-node approximation).
Ab initio computation of circular quantum dots
The fixed-node DMC calculations depend on the quality of the trial wavefunction ΨT (R), which is usually built starting from a parametrized ansatz.
Ab initio computation of circular quantum dots
In RA clinical trials, TSS is used to measure the treatment effect of RA drugs on prevention of structural damage to the joints.
Detection of treatment effects by covariate-adjusted expected shortfall
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