Nor does it at all diminish the curiousness of this matter, that to many thousands of our rural boys and young men born along its line, the probationary life of the Grand Canal furnishes the sole transition between quietly reaping in a Christian corn-field, and recklessly ploughing the waters of the most barbaric seas.
There are no more uses of "probation" in the book.
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The judge sentenced her to three years of probation instead of sending her to prison.
I start the new job next week, but my medical insurance will not begin until after a sixty day probationary period.