put to the proof


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put to the proof

To be tested, or to test something. I'm hopeful that the invention will now finally work properly, but it needs to be put to the proof first.
See also: proof, put
References in classic literature ?
IT was Saturday, the third of October--the day on which the assertion of Arnold's marriage to Anne Silvester was to be put to the proof.
if she likes) her correspondence with me, and shall satisfy him in that way that he was acquitted in her estimation, before the question of his innocence was put to the proof.
As they could not be put to the proof until this evening, I invited you and your colleague to take a holiday for the day.
Indeed, just 48 hours before the SPL2 blueprint he has championed so publicly was about to be put to the proof, Flynn sacked John Robertson as Livingston manager.
They may not be put to the proof of their religious doctrines or beliefs.
Neither version was put to the proof, but they reveal, in a somewhat backward, rural area, the stress placed on blood relations and hierarchical notions of status.
He added: "I am quite confident that evidence is available that demonstrates that Chris Woodhead's side of the story has at least to be challenged and put to the proof.