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  • noun Plural form of rencounter.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rencounter.


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  • In fact, rencounters of the kind were so common in Edinburgh at that period, that the disturbance seldom excited much attention after the affray was over, unless some person of consequence chanced to have fallen, an incident which imposed on his friends the duty of avenging his death on the first convenient opportunity.

    The Abbot

  • Lord Mountclere himself was proceeding in that direction, which might lead to other unseemly rencounters with him had she, too, persevered in her journey.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • There were rencounters accidental and contrived, stealthy correspondence, sudden misgivings on one side, sudden self-reproaches on the other.

    The Woodlanders

  • When Mr. P — n was first promoted in the service of his Sardinian majesty, he met with great opposition, and numberless mortifications, from the jealousy of the Piedmontese officers, and was obliged to hazard his life in many rencounters with them, before they would be quiet.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • One wonders they are not afraid; but the fact is, they have as little sense of danger impending over them as the hare has when not actually pursued by the hound, and in many rencounters, in which they escape, they had not time to be afraid, and only laugh at the circumstance afterward: there is a want of calm reflection.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • But, Colonel, were duels or rencounters most in fashion in those days?

    The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899

  • There are mentioned several rencounters between considerable detachments of the Swedish and Russian armies.

    The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899

  • They had been in the habit of meeting at this place for several years, and the monks of the Abbey St. Victor having refused to let them assemble in the Pré-aux-Clercs, a serious affair sprung out of the refusal, and several rencounters took place, in which blood was shed; the students, being the most numerous, carried their point, the monks resigned the field to them, and the Pré-aux-Clercs was more than ever frequented.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 363, March 28, 1829

  • To prove to the porters how slight was the estimation he placed on the supposed enemy, and also to drill them in the case of similar rencounters, he pushed the whole troop pellmell into the thickest part of the reeds, with the surly order to cut down the canes for sheds.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 23, February, 1873

  • The different tribes would fall in with each other and from the fierce conflicts which generally followed these casual rencounters, the country had been known among them by the name of '_the dark and bloody ground! _'

    Life of Daniel Boone, the Great Western Hunter and Pioneer


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