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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TESTED

Tested on the piano, the pitch was F-sharp and the time was my heart beat.

Tested by this, no one of our States except Texas ever was a sovereignty.

Tested in this way, the tax on letters proved unsatisfactory.

Tested by this, no one of our States, except Texas, ever was a sovereignty.

Tested by experiment, our reasoning is verified to the letter (fig. 29).

Tested by this conception the American woman is an ideal democrat.

Tested twice in Washington, it has at neither time rated with the best in so far as cracking quality is concerned.

Tested in the altered moderator, it gives an intense white light, without smoke or smell.

Tested by any universal standard, "The Scarlet Letter" is a notable romance.

Tested by that standard of happiness, it is a low-spirited, mirthless, and all but silent population that we have here now.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "small vessel used in assaying precious metals," from Old French test, from Latin testum "earthen pot," related to testa "piece of burned clay, earthen pot, shell" (cf. Latin testudo "tortoise") and texere "to weave" (cf. Lithuanian tistas "vessel made of willow twigs;" see texture (n.)).

Sense of "trial or examination to determine the correctness of something" is recorded from 1590s. The connecting notion is "ascertaining the quality of a metal by melting it in a pot." Test Act was the name given to various laws in English history meant to exclude Catholics and Nonconformists from office, especially that of 1673, repealed 1828. Test drive (v.) is first recorded 1954.

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