"they made an assay of the contents"
"a check on its dependability under stress"
"He tried to shake off his fears"
"The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"
"The police attempted to stop the thief"
"He sought to improve himself"
"She always seeks to do good in the world"
He hath made an assay of her virtue to practise his judgment with the disposition of natures.
出自：Measure for Measure , Shakespeare
A great assay of the human soul.
出自： J. Ruskin
I shall..his strength as oft assay.
I should not venture to assay the merit of the tendency without more mature consideration.
出自： S. Bellow