Origin of crucible
Examples from the Web for crucible
If the witness did in fact witness such a terrible crime, the testimony will survive in the crucible of cross-examination.
And what does it say if we look to war as a crucible for religious belief?
Born in 1961, Barack Obama is our first president since JFK whose worldview was shaped in a non-Cold War crucible.
But it is also, anachronistically, a crucible that can reveal character.'Fives and Twenty-Fives' Is Fiction Honed in a Combat Zone|Brian Castner|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Herzog was never just a novel; from the beginning it was a symbol, a crucible, a shibboleth.American Dreams: Saul Bellow’s Masterpiece of Lamentation|Nathaniel Rich|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the crucible was no longer—as then of pity; it was the crucible of love.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
When we want to learn something roughly about a piece of metal, we put it in a crucible in the fire.Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary|Voltaire
Harry busied himself with putting the crucible in order, and in getting the fuel.The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island|Roger Thompson Finlay
The silver-lead alloy which does not melt is taken from the margin of the crucible with a hooked bar.De Re Metallica|Georgius Agricola
You are a noble woman, and Senor Stewart is a man of desert iron forged anew in the crucible of love.The Light of Western Stars|Zane Grey