I went Episcopalian, tried out Catholicism, and spoke in tongues with the Pentecostals.
Appiah first tried out many of these ideas at the Seeley lectures at Cambridge University.
Everyone knows about Vince Vaughn and Zellweger, but who else tried out for Dazed and Confused?
c.1300, "examine judiciously, sit in judgment of," from Anglo-French trier (late 13c.), from Old French trier "to pick out, cull" (12c.), from Gallo-Romance *triare, of unknown origin. The ground sense is "separate out (the good) by examination." Meaning "to test" is first recorded mid-14c.; that of "attempt to do" is from early 14c. Sense of "to subject to some strain" (of patience, endurance, etc.) is recorded from 1530s. Trying "distressing" is first attested 1718. To try (something) on for size in the figurative sense is recorded from 1956.