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  • Like all males, he hated to confess ignorance by asking directions, but grudgingly he stopped at the door of a bedroom in which a probationer nurse was scrubbing the floor.
  • This is no time to be calling up a probationer!
  • The police sergeant and the newest probationer patrolman sprang together, and together they mumbled, "All right, Doc."
  • She was a smallish and slender probationer, muffled in a harsh blue denim dress, an enormous white apron, and a turban bound about her head with an elastic—a uniform as grubby as her pail of scrubwater.
  • He was an eminent scientist, and it was outrageous that he should have to endure impudence from a probationer—a singularly vulgar probationer, a thin and slangy young woman apparently from the West.
  • He was an eminent scientist, and it was outrageous that he should have to endure impudence from a probationer—a singularly vulgar probationer, a thin and slangy young woman apparently from the West.
  • "Why—gosh—I’ll ’phone her—darn’ nice of you to ask us—" It was not till melancholy dusk, when Leora had accepted and promised to bring with her a probationer-nurse named Nelly Byers, that Martin began to brood: "Wonder if he did have a headache last night?

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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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