verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of encounter
OTHER WORDS FROM encounteren·coun·ter·er, nounpre·en·coun·ter, noun, verb (used with object)re·en·coun·ter, verb, nounun·en·coun·tered, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for encountered
Lalo insisted during a recent interview that they encountered Chito “and his people by accident.”
We have no information yet on what other flights were in the air then, and what they encountered.
His later books drew heavily from experiences and people he encountered at the bar, including the cruel captain in The Sea-Wolf.
It was neither the best nor worst pickup line I encountered that evening.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He encountered struggles that many foreign newcomers face upon beginning a new life in America.
The marines and bluejackets now pushed bravely on, but encountered a terrific fire from the troops within the forts.The Three Midshipmen|W.H.G. Kingston
Before they reached them, however, they encountered the ravine through which the rivulet here ran.Under Wellington's Command|G. A. Henty
I was going toward Astor, but encountered much snow, as it was still early in the season for these high mountains.Hunting in Many Lands|Various
But where the sloop avoided one danger she encountered another.Sailing Alone Around The World|Joshua Slocum
Here the invaders had been encountered and repulsed, and one at least of their number had been left upon the field.Edgar Huntley|Charles Brockden Brown