It is a theory which is not yet developed into an experience.
The whole was very strange, and, in the experience, somewhat dreary.
From this combination they experience distress and blame the porridge.
How sweet in the telling was the story of the ring, so sad in the experience!
Could she renounce the joys which his love had taught her to experience?
What he did have, he got through pretty quickly in order to buy his experience.
But what if you simply told me your own experience--what religion has done for you?
The horrors have all receded out of our experience, and almost out of our knowledge.
Our experience is that it is too easy for them to become misleaders.
Experience of marriage has been partly pleasant and partly the contrary.
experience late 14c., from O.Fr. experience, from L. experientia "knowledge gained by repeated trials," from experientem (nom. experiens), prp. of experiri "to try, test," from ex- "out of" + peritus "experienced, tested." The v. (1530s) first meant "to test, try;" sense of "feel, undergo" first recorded 1580s. Related: Experienced; experiences; experiencing.