Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
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Experience (Page: 523)
She caused him to make experience Upon wild beasts. Spenser.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. P. Henry
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed. Coleridge.
When the consuls . . . came in . . . they knew soon by experience how slenderly guarded against danger the majesty of rulers is where force is wanting. Holland.
Those that undertook the religion of our Savior upon his preaching, had no experience of it. Sharp.
Whence hath the mind all the materials of reason and knowledge? To this I answer in one word, from experience. Locke.
Experience may be acquired in two ways; either, first by noticing facts without any attempt to influence the frequency of their occurrence or to vary the circumstances under which they occur; this is observation; or, secondly, by putting in action causes or agents over which we have control, and purposely varying their combinations, and noticing what effects take place; this is experiment. Sir J. Herschel.