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probation
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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
  • Larry Lish, and everyone in possession of a fake draft card, was put on disciplinary probation—for the duration of the spring term.
    p. 405.8
  • THE DEAN'S OFFICE TELLS ME THAT TWO SENIORS HAVE RECEIVED NOTICE OF DISCIPLINARY PROBATION—FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE TERM!
    p. 299.9
  • "So put Owen on disciplinary probation," Dan Needham said.
    p. 386.1
  • And so he was spared; he was put on disciplinary probation—for the remainder of the winter term—with the warning, understood by all, that any offense of any kind would be considered "grounds for dismissal"; in such a case, he would be judged by the Executive Committee and none of his friends on the faculty could save him.
    p. 386.5
  • The headmaster proposed—in addition to Owen's probation— that he be removed from his position as editor-in-chief of The Grave, or that The Voice should be silenced until the end of the winter term; or both.
    p. 386.7
  • And so the incident rested with Owen Meany receiving the punishment of disciplinary probation for the duration of the winter term; aside from the jeopardy this put him in—in regard to any other trouble he might get into—disciplinary probation was no great imposition, especially for a day boy.
    p. 386.9
  • And so the incident rested with Owen Meany receiving the punishment of disciplinary probation for the duration of the winter term; aside from the jeopardy this put him in—in regard to any other trouble he might get into—disciplinary probation was no great imposition, especially for a day boy.
    p. 386.9
  • There were only a few days left before the end of the winter term, which would also mark the end of Owen Meany's "disciplinary probation."
    p. 403.7

There are no more uses of "probation" in A Prayer for Owen Meany.

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