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ascertain
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • I was ascertaining whether the cellar stretched out in front or behind.
  • I may add that his whole debts at the present moment, as far as we have been able to ascertain, amount to 88 10s.
  • So now we must set ourselves very seriously to finding this gentleman and ascertaining what part he has played in this little mystery.
  • It appears that some little trouble was caused by a woman, whose name has not been ascertained, who endeavoured to force her way into the house after the bridal party, alleging that she had some claim upon Lord St. Simon.
  • On ascertaining that his daughter had disappeared, Mr. Aloysius Doran, in conjunction with the bridegroom, instantly put themselves in communication with the police, and very energetic inquiries are being made, which will probably result in a speedy clearing up of this very singular business.

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  • A committee was formed to ascertain the level of public support for a new bike path.
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