Nobody that I know of likes trials. And when I speak of trials, I am not particularly referring to that which happens in a court of law (although it could be). I am speaking of any type of situation that “tries” you. Yes – you are put on trial and examined to see if you pass the test. As I pondered trials in my own life, I decided to look up the definition of the word ‘trial’ in Webster’s 1828 Dictionary of the English Language. The definition helps us to learn exactly what a trial is…
[from try.] Any effort or exertion of strength for the purpose of ascertaining its effect, or what can be done.
1. Examination by a test; experiment; as in chemistry and metallurgy.
2. Experiment; act of examining by experience.