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noun as in retort

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Western states arrived at this crucible in large part because of their own doing.

There's no doubt about it—completing a 24-hour race is no easy thing, and the crucible of racing will often reveal problems that engineers don't encounter on the test bench.

We are also, so far as we know, the only species that can tamper with the crucible of evolution.

If Charlotte lets Graham walk, then we’ll have to wait for the next three-point-guard experiment to know if it can win in the crucible of the postseason.

My last book was about how Chicago had a whole parallel aesthetic that was really the crucible for a lot of things that then went off to New York and became famous.

If the witness did in fact witness such a terrible crime, the testimony will survive in the crucible of cross-examination.

And what does it say if we look to war as a crucible for religious belief?

Born in 1961, Barack Obama is our first president since JFK whose worldview was shaped in a non-Cold War crucible.

But it is also, anachronistically, a crucible that can reveal character.

Herzog was never just a novel; from the beginning it was a symbol, a crucible, a shibboleth.

But, as your eminence may notice, the first crucible is turning white hot; it is time to draw the charge.

He nipped the crucible four inches beneath the rim, testing the grip by lifting it just a couple of inches.

Now obtain a small quantity of asbestos compound and pack it around the small crucible inside the flowerpot.

Make sure the crucible is in the exact center of the flowerpot and that their tops are even with each other.

Closely akin to this "magic crucible" notion of assimilation is the theory of "like-mindedness."


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crucible, such as: cauldron, container, pot, vessel, and melting pot.

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