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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.
  • She didn’t adjust well to the freedoms of college and now she has to pass academic probation or she’ll be expelled in the Fall.
  • I heard him tell Monique that he got a job, and reports to his probation officer right on time.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire

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  • I’m on probation, they’ll send me away this time.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • She is a freshman member on probation.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • The two fights he had were reported to the bosses and they put him on probation.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • The only person who insisted on visiting regularly was Garvey, the stocky youth probation officer, who stopped by the detention center almost daily.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • They merely waited, and when his probation was up and nothing to stop him, he would be gone.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • He knew the probation officer was super busy, so why did he visit so often?
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear

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  • There was no more question of waiting out the probation.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • The Chief of Police—it was then Fred Clumly—would sit in his office in front of the cellblock and talk about it with whoever happened to be there—one of his men or Judge Sam White or May Bunce from Probation.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • My PSI detailed all the members of my immediate family, including Larry, who had been interviewed by the probation department.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • There are nearly six million people on probation or on parole.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • As I was checking the state and condition of the mess hall and the latrines and supply dump, ordering men to clean and organize and raze (the secondary rounds of busywork in that long, odd probation from any fighting), I was almost certain that the soldiers were sensing my impatience and discomfort.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "You’re off the paper and you’re on probation for the rest of the school year.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • She’d agreed to plead guilty to two counts of felony theft, to accept the minimum sentence of three years on each count, and to forego a probation hearing.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Would it compromise her probationary status to strangle this imbecile?
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • If it’s your first offense, she could probably get you a short probation.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • But Luma summoned Christian over and told him he could rejoin the team so long as he understood that he was on probation.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Furthermore, please withhold from volunteering for any nonmember activities in the future, as your name has been placed on a probationary list.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • The suspensions of Southam’s and Mandel’s licenses were stayed, leaving them both on one-year probation instead.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • You know they are going to put you on probation if you don’t start doing better, man.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • My dear cousin, can you be satisfied with such a way of spending your probation?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • In the last two days I’ve had calls from the school, the police, juvenile probation, your father and that mother of yours.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • On probation?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Make me to see’t; or at the least so prove it, That the probation bear no hinge nor loop To hang a doubt on; or woe upon thy life!
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • As thanks for my bravery, Zeus has cut my probation at that miserable camp in half.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • When your girl does that, it means you’re on probation.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • All was clear to probation.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Not only do we know this ourselves, but Christ, the Son of God, came down to earth and told us that this life is but for a moment and is a probation; yet we cling to it and think to find happiness in it.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The system thus entered on, I pursued during the whole season of probation; and with the best success.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • To his probation officer.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • ’Aren’t you on probation?’ the prosecutor asked.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • ’… may well choose to leave… the indignity of it… on probation… we shall see… how she dares…’
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • In the spiritual world the results of sin or perverted love, and of virtue or right love, in this life of probation, are manifest.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Conant went on probation for a year, to prove herself again.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Anyway, Nancy Bobofit was throwing wads of sandwich that stuck in his curly brown hair, and she knew I couldn’t do anything back to her because I was already on probation.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • As far as I’m concerned, you’re on probation until the last chocolate’s sold.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • Elaborated in the imagination of Mr. Gould, the probationary assistant in the National School, this theory took the form that the stranger was an Anarchist in disguise, preparing explosives, and he resolved to undertake such detective operations as his time permitted.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • 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.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • M,—But then there is no consonancy in the sequel; that suffers under probation: A should follow, but O does.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • Besides, there’s a good chance you’ll just get five years’ probation.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Some students in the class also ended up in various realms of "the system"-the catchall term for incarceration, probation, parole, or police custody.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • He would not be reduced to begging gasoline or food, and be dragged down to the level of a probationary teller.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • We were then at a full stand; for whatever shrewd suspicions we might entertain, we had no shadow of probation.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • Know That it was he, in the times past, which held you So under fortune; which you thought had been Our innocent self: this I made good to you In our last conference, pass’d in probation with you How you were borne in hand, how cross’d, the instruments, Who wrought with them, and all things else that might To half a soul and to a notion craz’d Say, "Thus did Banquo."
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • After all, it may be only a kind of probation till our suit is—I forgot though.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • That was why the four years, the probation.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • If you plead guilty as a juvenile, you’ll get a two-year suspended sentence and two years of probation.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
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