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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of rencounter.

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Examples

  • Our worthy acquaintance Mr Malachi Mulligan now appeared in the doorway as the students were finishing their apologue accompanied with a friend whom he had just rencountered, a young gentleman, his name Alec Bannon, who had late come to town, it being his intention to buy a colour or a cornetcy in the fencibles and list for the wars.

    Ulysses

  • LONDON: ARTHUR C. FIFIELD, 44 FLEET STREET, E.C. "Here it chaunced that upon their quest Sir Galahad and Sir Percivale rencountered in the depths of a great forest."

    Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women

  • Him I found already at his desk and already bedabbled with maccabaw, in the same anteroom where I rencountered with James More.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • I question whether all the officers of the royal navy can bring together, from all their journals, a collection of so many wonderful escapes as this man has known upon the Thames, on which he has been a thousand and a thousand times on the point of perishing, sometimes by the terrours of foolish women in the same boat, sometimes by his own acknowledged imprudence in passing the river in the dark, and sometimes by shooting the bridge under which he has rencountered mountainous waves, and dreadful cataracts.

    The Rambler, sections 55-112 (1750-1751); from The Works of Samuel Johnson in Sixteen Volumes, Vol. IV

  • "Here it chanced, that upon their quest, Sir Galahad and Sir Percivale rencountered in the depths of a great forest.

    Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women

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