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synonyms for trial balloon

  • ballon d'essai
  • barometer
  • feeler
  • fishing question
  • pilot balloon
  • test of public reaction
  • toe in the water
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How to use trial balloon in a sentence

The challenge was accepted and the hay-wagon driven round and the trial commenced.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
No doubt it will be a trial for Miss Rowan, but I think she would feel better to have her father buried here.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
For, at that moment Squinty stood up on his hind legs, as the boy had taught him, and walked over toward the big balloon basket.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
Squinty cuddled down in the basket of the balloon, between two bags full of something, and shivered.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
He consented to the trial, receiving Planner's solemn promise that, in the event of failure, it should be the last.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
There were a great many of them in the balloon, and Squinty thought they must have something good in them.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
British parliament passed an act for transporting Americans to England for trial.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Receiving small encouragement in England, he applied to sugar-cane planters to give his engines a trial in the West Indies.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
In a trial in the King's Bench, Mr. Erskine, counsel for the defendant, was charged by his opponent with traveling out of his way.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The reported duty of Watt's Herland engine was twenty-seven millions; and if the trial was with his ordinary bushel of 112 lbs.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
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WORDS RELATED TO TRIAL BALLOON

  • advance
  • approach
  • essay
  • hint
  • intimation
  • overture
  • probe
  • proposal
  • prospectus
  • sample
  • straw vote
  • test
  • trial balloon
  • call
  • description
  • drill
  • dry run
  • experiment
  • going-over
  • practice
  • practice session
  • prep
  • reading
  • readying
  • recital
  • recitation
  • recounting
  • relation
  • retelling
  • run through
  • shakedown
  • test flight
  • trial balloon
  • trial performance
  • tryout
  • workout
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