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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPERIENCE

In this case, I can only hope that in my experience it failed so to do.

Perhaps he will come back and tell his experience to his indifferent relatives.

Here too experience has afforded us the most satisfactory proof in its favor.

He had learned his lesson of experience, and profited thereby.

It was with a lady whom I met but that once, within a year or two after my experience at Versailles.

That has not been my experience either with them or of them.

And in making this attempt I must write from my own experience.

It was the fruit of experience, of knowledge, of demonstration.

"No one has ever come back," we say, "to tell us what his experience has been," and we drop the subject there.

A vague unrest and dissatisfaction with her Christian experience were growing on her.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "observation as the source of knowledge; actual observation; an event which has affected one," from Old French esperience (13c.) "experiment, proof, experience," from Latin experientia "knowledge gained by repeated trials," from experientem (nominative experiens), present participle of experiri "to try, test," from ex- "out of" (see ex-) + peritus "experienced, tested," from PIE root *per- "to lead, pass over" (see peril). Meaning "state of having done something and gotten handy at it" is from late 15c.

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