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Definition: test, ordeal, hardship; (sports) event; (publishing) proof

On passera l'épreuve orale la semaine prochaine - We'll take the oral test next week.

La colonie a connu beaucoup d'épreuves - The colony experienced a great deal of hardship.

Il m'a demandé de corriger les épreuves de son livre - He asked me to proofread his book.

Related: éprouver - to feel, suffer, put to the test; éprouvé - proven, staunch; éprouvant - trying, testing, nerve-racking; une éprouvette - test tube

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