try (v.) 1
prove, ascertain, find out
1H6 I.ii.60 [Charles to Reignier, of Pucelle] to try her skill
1H6 I.ii.89 [Pucelle to Dauphin] My courage try by combat, if thou darest
1H6 I.iv.111 [Talbot to all] we'll try what these dastard Frenchmen dare
3H6 III.ii.33 [Edward to Richard and George, of Lady Grey] I'll try this widow's wit
AW I.iii.242 [Helena to Countess] give me leave to try success
CE II.i.42 [Luciana to Adriana] Well, I will marry one day, but to try
Cor II.iii.191 [Sicinius to Citizens, of Coriolanus] Thus to have said, ... had touched his spirit / And tried his inclination
Cym I.vi.18 [Queen to Cornelius, of his drugs] I will try the forces / Of these thy compounds
Cym I.vi.21 [Queen to Cornelius, of his drugs] To try the vigour of them
Cym I.vii.173 [Iachimo to Innogen, of Posthumus] Be not angry ... that I have adventured / To try your taking of a false report [i.e. to see how you would receive]
Ham II.ii.159 [Claudius to Polonius, of the latter's opinion about Hamlet] How may we try it further?
JC III.i.292 [Antony to Servant, of the conspirators] shall I try, / In my oration, how the people take / The cruel issue of these bloody men
MA I.i.240 [Don Pedro to Benedick, of Benedick ever being in love] Well, as time shall try
RJ IV.ii.3 [Servingman to Capulet, of hiring cooks] I'll try if they can lick their fingers
RJ IV.iii.29 [Juliet alone, of the Friar] he hath still been tried a holy man
TS I.ii.17 [Petruchio to Grumio, of wringing his ears] I'll try how you can sol-fa and sing it
Ven 280 [of Adonis' horse] he ... leaps, / As who should say ‘Lo, thus my strength is tried’

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