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Join or combine parts into a whole, as in With information from several observers, she pieced together an account of what had actually taken place . [Late 1500s]

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At times, it is a struggle to keep relationships straight or to piece together events—which, of course, is entirely the point.

Detectives and crime scene investigators worked into the night seeking to piece together exactly what transpired next.

For a journalist, trying to piece together the life of a Guantanamo detainee involves staring into the bureaucratic unknown.

As Bowser sits in a Dallas jail, police are trying to piece together what made the former teacher allegedly kill.

Investigators were still trying to piece together some kind of answer when President Obama arrived Sunday.

And in this series of partial glimpses we had seen a whole; we were able to piece together the fragments, to interpret the dream.

He was sitting on his bed, trying to piece together facts about himself.

Milburgh was frowning as though he were attempting to piece together some half-forgotten recollection.

Then it was that I got the clew of time, and was able to piece together events and actions in their proper order.

If we lived together it would be like trying to piece together the bits of two different puzzles.


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