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  • v. Present participle of encounter.


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  • I believe in encountering the work, which an outline can prevent you from doing.

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  • I note that you guys for the most part think of a bear as in encountering one at a time.

    Be Careful in Bear Country

  • I think what you're encountering is the increased rarity of it, particularly in an institution like this, which reflects a change in thinking when it comes to student admissions.

    March 2008

  • As intense as politics can get, few candidates are experienced in encountering throngs of screaming, face-painted partisans.

    Jock Itch

  • One compelling plot has Merrin encountering a young African boy with serious deformities who becomes possessed and undergoes physical improvements as a result, serving as an interesting counterpoint to the negative transformations young Reagan endured in the original movie.

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  • Kelley's persuasive thesis that Clare's "poetic ends ... include the preservation of a particularity that makes figuration possible" and that, in encountering his catachretic style, the reader "must slow down and read for detail" bears within it the seeds of an epistemological crisis from which Clare's poems, but not her essay, may claim immunity.

    Reply to Theresa Kelley

  • Her eyes opened slowly; but recollection returning with every reawakened sense, she dimly perceived a press of people around her, and fearful of again encountering that face, which declared the Bruce of her secret meditations and the Wallace of her declared veneration were one, she buried her blushes in the bosom of her father.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • JJC writes here that in encountering Barber rock at Avebury, My son and I touched a megalith’s cold side and felt our own desires.

    "But History has already written that story" : Heroes

  • But the hubris you’re both encountering is the same.

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  • The problem that the Big FOUR and whoever are encountering is that they can’t sue everyone.

    University p2p ‘report’


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