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We’re using Navy Seals and drones for reconnaissance.
  the act of exploring or information produced by such exploration — especially for military purposes
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reconnaissance reconnaissances reconnoissance
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  • We’re using Navy Seals and drones for reconnaissance.
  • Satellite reconnaissance indicates they are building a nuclear facility.
  • An exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission.
  • "Reconnaissance flights," Hutchfield breathed.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • On a reconnaissance foray into the bowels of the great closet that harbored the jetsam and flotsam washed into the schoolroom over the years, I unearthed a brand-new automatic movie projector.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He set me on my feet, and I made a secret reconnaissance of Jem.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • I sent him on a reconnaissance.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • As soon as night fell, about six o’clock, they decided to make a reconnaissance around the pagoda.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • A reconnaissance mission reveals, however, that Alex has merely run back into the bed of the now dead and dry Colorado River.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Our primary mission was special surveillance and reconnaissance, photographing hot spots and danger areas using unbelievable photographic lenses.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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  • Our chance for a subtle reconnaissance mission had just been blown.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Though the research done on HeLa cells in space was legitimate and useful, we now know that it was part of a cover-up for a reconnaissance project that involved photographing the Soviet Union from space.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • She sent out seekers-deadly creatures with vulture bodies and fly heads-for aerial reconnaissance.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • LIGHT AND SHADOW Enjolras had been to make a reconnaissance.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Do a thorough reconnaissance and report in.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • He told us that Captain Stewart had volunteered us to replace a reconnaissance team that had been wiped out.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • Tooling around the island in borrowed cars, they came upon several airfields, but when they drew closer, they realized that all of the planes and equipment were fake, made of plywood, an elaborate ruse designed to fool Japanese reconnaissance planes.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • This isn’t a race, it’s a reconnaissance mission.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Then, what say you to a voyage of reconnaissance in the village whilst I wait here against his coming!
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • A great number of people, even badly burned ones, crawled into bushes and stayed there until the hum, evidently of a reconnaissance or weather run, died away.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • A quick reconnaissance revealed no alarm system I could see.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • In 1839 a young Englishman, Austen Henry Layard, set off with a friend on an overland journey to Ceylon; but in Mesopotamia he was delayed by a reconnaissance of Assyrian mounds.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Fritz and I at once prepared to make a reconnaissance; we armed ourselves with our guns, pistols and cutlasses, took a spy-glass, seated ourselves in the cajack and, with a parting entreaty from my wife to be cautious, paddled out of the bay and round the high cliffs on our left.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • It was an intermediate-range reconnaissance jet aircraft fully equipped for day or night intelligence nights.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Because the Kingdom of Nepal kept its borders closed until 1949, the initial Everest reconnaissance, and the next eight expeditions to follow, were forced to approach the mountain from the north, through Tibet, and never passed anywhere near the Khumbu.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • I think we lost some time ago, because the last five Sputniks have been reconnaissance satellites.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Saphira had landed in the hollow where they were now, and they had slept through most of the past day before beginning their reconnaissance.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The pilot of a daily reconnaissance plane, said an Ensign Clawson, had noticed something he’d never noticed before: the Japanese strawberry farms on San Piedro Island were planted in rows pointing straight toward the radio transmitter at the end of Agate Point.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • You hit on Andover as quite a likely spot and your preliminary reconnaissance there led you to select Mrs. Ascher’s shop as the scene of the first crime.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • …in chief himself needs sleep and refreshment to maintain his energy and a respectable general who has been overlooked in the distribution of rewards comes to complain, and the inhabitants of the district pray to be defended, and an officer sent to inspect the locality comes in and gives a report quite contrary to what was said by the officer previously sent; and a spy, a prisoner, and a general who has been on reconnaissance, all describe the position of the enemy’s army differently.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • By this time, of course, the imperialists will know who and what we are, from their slinking spies and cowardly reconnaissance aircraft.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • A few minutes’ reconnaissance informed us that this was the Ocala National Forest.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • So it was with great alarm that on July 4, 1942, American reconnaissance discovered a Japanese construction brigade building an airstrip on Guadalcanal, a jungle island near the southern tip of the Solomon Islands chain, to the northeast of Australia.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • I was making what I should have called a reconnaissance if I had ever returned to my superior officers to tell the tale, but in plain truth I had lost my way in the mountains, and of my men only seven out of over a hundred survived the rigors of the climate.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Mark, in particular, displayed extraordinary—heretofore unperceived—skills in the craft of reconnaissance.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • That means reconnaissance from you.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • But this reconnaissance leads nowhere.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The object appeared to be a reconnoissance.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • Thanks to his military training, Powell knows the value of reconnaissance.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • He tried to convince Franklin and Vergennes of the need for a reconnaissance of the Low Countries, but without success.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • We did a lot of land navigation, built hide sights, and did SR ("surveillance and reconnaissance") along the border.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Then he remembered how Bigwig, after his reconnaissance on the previous day, had spoken of the little white sticks in the grass.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • If you are lucky enough to have a major breakthrough in your area, your reconnaissance will be patched through all the way to the top.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • They had participated in secret conversations, received certain assurances, and gone so far as to make reconnaissance forays to outlying parts of the city.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • He made a personal reconnaissance of the approaches to Dorchester, even to the heights apparently, accompanied by several of his officers, including Henry Knox.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • But for thirty dollars’ worth of reconnaissance and the libidinous observations of a horny fourteen-year-old, their strategy would have been effective.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Hans Castorp had been quietly expecting such a raid from the flatlands for a long time now, had even correctly guessed the person who would actually be entrusted with the task of reconnaissance—but that had not been hard to do.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Now, we must remember that even five divisions, however lightly equipped, would require 200 to 250 ships, and with modern air reconnaissance and photography it would not be easy to collect such an armada, marshal it, and conduct it across the sea without any powerful naval forces to escort it; and there would be very great possibilities, to put it mildly, that this armada would be intercepted long before it reached the coast, and all the men drowned in the sea or, at the worst blown to…
    Winston Churchill  --  Their Finest Hour
  • He it was who used the glass, in making the reconnoissances in which the two were engaged.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Reconnaissance will be done with traditional bug sweepers, recalibrated for sub-three-ohm flux fields.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
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