[ UK /ɛkspˈi‍əɹɪəns/ ]
[ US /ɪkˈspɪɹiəns/ ]
  1. undergo or live through a difficult experience
    We had many trials to go through
    he saw action in Viet Nam
  2. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
    I lived through two divorces
    The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare
    have you ever known hunger?
    I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict
    I know the feeling!
  3. undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
    He felt regret
    She felt resentful
  4. go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
    experience vertigo
    get nauseous
    have a feeling
    receive injuries
    get an idea
  5. undergo
    The stocks had a fast run-up
  1. an event as apprehended
    a surprising experience
    that painful experience certainly got our attention
  2. the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    a man of experience
    experience is the best teacher
  3. the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    he recalled the experience vividly
    he had a religious experience
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How To Use experience In A Sentence

  • Applicants for the job must have previous experience.
  • Some hospital patients experience high levels of anxiety.
  • Some experienced foreign jumpers displayed hand-in-hand group jumping, wingsuit jumping and somersaults during free fall; all the risky stunts thrilled the audience.
  • AMEN: Grassroots Football is an incredible interactive roadbook from photographer Jessica Hilltout that depicts the essence of soccer as experienced throughout the African continent. Daniel Maree: Six Positively Promising World Cup Campaigns You Might Have Missed
  • He is very experienced in collating documents, summarizing evidence, arranging diagrammatic and demonstrative evidence and assisting with the general preparation for trial.
  • This is because people who suffer Panic Disorder, when they experience tetany for the first time, often think incorrectly that they are about to die.
  • Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience
  • And maybe she used to be a Democrat (though my experience is that the coverted are always the most rabid). Hilary Rosen: Harriet and her Friend
  • This makes is seem inevitable that the scanning device which supposedly generates higher-order experiences of our first-order visual experience would have to be almost as sophisticated and complex as the visual system itself.
  • Oddly, these TV wreck detectives are always trying to find out something which the experienced real divers nannying them around the wreck discovered when they first dived the ship 20 years ago.
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