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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Try  \Try\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {tried};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Trying}.]  [OE.  trien  to  select,  pick  out  F.  trier  to  cull, 
  to  out  LL  tritare  to  triturate  (hence  the  sense  of  to 
  thresh,  to  separate  the  grain  from  the  straw,  to  select),  L. 
  terere,  tritum  to  rub,  bruise,  grind,  thresh.  See  {Trite}.] 
  1.  To  divide  or  separate,  as  one  sort  from  another;  to 
  winnow;  to  sift;  to  pick  out  --  frequently  followed  by 
  out  as  to  try  out  the  wild  corn  from  the  good.  [Obs.] 
  --Sir  T.  Elyot. 
 
  2.  To  purify  or  refine,  as  metals;  to  melt  out  and  procure 
  in  a  pure  state,  as  oil,  tallow,  lard,  etc  --Shak. 
 
  The  words  of  the  Lord  are  pure  words:  as  silver 
  tried  in  a  furnace  of  earth,  purified  seven  times. 
  --Ps.  xii.  6. 
 
  For  thou,  O  God,  hast  proved  us:  thou  hast  tried  us 
  as  silver  is  tried  --Ps.  lxvi. 
  10. 
 
  3.  To  prove  by  experiment;  to  apply  a  test  to  for  the 
  purpose  of  determining  the  quality;  to  examine;  to  prove; 
  to  test;  as  to  try  weights  or  measures  by  a  standard;  to 
  try  a  man's  opinions. 
 
  Let  the  end  try  the  man.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  subject  to  severe  trial;  to  put  to  the  test;  to  cause 
  suffering  or  trouble  to 
 
  Thus  far  to  try  thee,  Adam,  I  was  pleased.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trying  \Try"ing\,  a. 
  Adapted  to  try  or  put  to  severe  trial;  severe;  afflictive; 
  as  a  trying  occasion  or  position. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  trying 
  adj  1:  hard  to  endure;  "fell  upon  trying  times" 
  2:  extremely  irritating  to  the  nerves;  "nerve-racking  noise"; 
  "the  stressful  days  before  a  war";  "a  trying  day  at  the 
  office"  [syn:  {nerve-racking},  {nerve-wracking},  {stressful}] 




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