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probation
used in Arrowsmith

8 uses
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Definition
a period of testing (especially of person)
in various senses, including:
  • a period during which a criminal does not have to be in prison as long as they demonstrate good behavior and obey special restrictions
  • a period during which a new employee is tried out on the job and during which the employee does not have all the privileges of a regular employee
  • a period during which a student's grades or behavior must improve to prevent being kicked out of school
  • 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.
    Chapter 6 (13% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 6 (13% in)
  • "I am Dr. Arrowsmith," he snorted, "and I've been informed that even probationers learn that the first duty of a nurse is to stand when addressing doctors!
    Chapter 6 (16% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 6 (18% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 6 (18% in)
  • This is no time to be calling up a probationer!
    Chapter 6 (61% in)
  • 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?
    Chapter 7 (59% in)
  • The police sergeant and the newest probationer patrolman sprang together, and together they mumbled, "All right, Doc."
    Chapter 11 (16% in)

There are no more uses of "probation" in Arrowsmith.

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