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  • ’I cannot disguise from you, Jupe,’ said Mr. Gradgrind, knitting his brow, ’that the result of your probation there has disappointed me; has greatly disappointed me.
  • CHAPTER IX — SISSY’S PROGRESS SISSY JUPE had not an easy time of it, between Mr. M’Choakumchild and Mrs. Gradgrind, and was not without strong impulses, in the first months of her probation, to run away.

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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.

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