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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXAMINATION

From the moment of their arrest, the examination proceeded with great rapidity.

Had I been subject only to his examination, my ordeal would not have been severe.

It will not be necessary to repeat in detail the course of my examination.

You must propose an examination of his affairs on the part of the church.

His sufferings were so acute that a minute examination of his injuries could not be made.

Renmark waited until the examination was over, and then went out to find her.

Soon after his return, on the 8th of April 1777, he passed his examination for a lieutenancy.

At length he arose from his knees, satisfied with the result of the examination.

The long winter term was over; to-day and tomorrow were to be days of examination.

It was the first examination which had ever come to him in this exciting way.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "action of testing or judging; judicial inquiry," from Old French examinacion, from Latin examinationem (nominative examinatio), noun of action from past participle stem of examinare (see examine). Sense of "test of knowledge" is attested from 1610s.

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