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Trying on   /trˈaɪɪŋ ɑn/   Listen
Trying on

Putting clothes on to see whether they fit.  Synonyms: fitting, try-on.

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"Trying on" Quotes from Famous Books

... her, and that logically she was the one who ought to have wasted away. But she had before her the spectacle of a husband who, while he gave his entire attention to her health, did not audibly or visibly worry about it, and yet had lost weight in such measure that upon trying on a pair of his old trousers taken out of storage with some clothes of her own, he found it impossible to use the side pockets which the change in his figure carried so far to the rear when the garment was reduced at the waist. ...
— Henry James, Jr. • William Dean Howells

... the captain, "the best that I can say is not much. We must lay to, if you please, and keep a bright lookout. It's trying on a man, I know. It would be pleasanter to come to blows. But there's no help for it till we know our men. Lay to, and whistle for a ...
— Treasure Island • Robert Louis Stevenson

... she had seemed to speak with passion, but, before he could notice the transition, he found her only trying on ...
— The Education of Eric Lane • Stephen McKenna

... her good graces, and worm himself within the gilded clauses of her will; she was an old woman, rolling in gold, no doubt had a will; and as for himself, he was younger by five-and-thirty years, so he could afford to wait a little, before trying on her shoes. The petty schemes of thievery and cheating, which he in his Quotem capacities had practised, were to his eyes but as driblets of wealth in comparison with the mighty stream of his old aunt's savings. Not that he had done amiss, trust him! ...
— The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper • Martin Farquhar Tupper

... or any kind of old pots and pans to talk about. A little art would be good for her. What a strange place this is, and how people do stand on their heads in it! Nobody thinks like anyone else. Victoria Dare says she is trying on principle not to be good, because she wants to keep some new excitements for the next world. I'm sure she practices as she preaches. Did you see her at Mrs. Clinton's last night. She behaved more outrageously than ever. She sat on the stairs ...
— Democracy An American Novel • Henry Adams

Words linked to "Trying on" :   trial, test, run

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