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[ren-kon-ter; French rahn-kawn-truh] /rɛnˈkɒn tər; French rɑ̃ˈkɔ̃ trə/
noun, plural rencontres
[ren-kon-terz; French rahn-kawn-truh] /rɛnˈkɒn tərz; French rɑ̃ˈkɔ̃ trə/ (Show IPA)
Origin of rencontre
From French Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But for that matter there was nothing particularly astonishing in this rencontre.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • By another accident, if I dare so call it, I fell upon this rencontre.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • But what's the issue upon which the rencontre shall take place?

    John Splendid Neil Munro
  • Not suspecting what was to follow, I was delighted at the rencontre.

    Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
  • What a rencontre this was, and what a pleasure to travel with the daughter of Tuffnell.

  • The rencontre with this ruffian had been altogether unfortunate.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • On the next day, and the next, the rencontre seemed to be forgotten.

  • His acquaintance with Turpin was singular, and originated in a rencontre.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
  • He was obviously glad of this peaceful termination to the rencontre.

    The Madman and the Pirate R.M. Ballantyne
  • Coming back in the cars, I had a rencontre that makes me gnash my teeth yet.

    A Confederate Girl's Diary Sarah Margan Dawson

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