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reconnoiter

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Definition to explore — especially for military purposes
  • Navy Seals have reconnoitered the area in advance of the invasion.
  • Not until twenty miles farther on, when they reconnoitered in the dark of a mountain hollow, and he stepped from the saddle and his leg buckled under him, the blood sloshing in his boot like a full well bucket, did he notice the ankle.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • reconnoitered = explored
  • He's reconnoitering a hole, sir.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • I am off to reconnoitre in the canoe.'
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use reconnoiter.)
  • "We ought to reconnoitre now," he said, "because if any come near they may hear the spades and drop upon us unawares."
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use reconnoiter.)
  • It was too light and too early to do anything, but they wanted to reconnoitre and get a look at the place.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use reconnoiter.)
  • Star herself reconnoitered, and got acquainted in Nevia, too.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • As he lived in barracks I was a little doubtful whether this was feasible, but we went out to reconnoitre.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use reconnoiter.)
  • Once or twice I saw a ripple where he approached the surface, just put his head out to reconnoitre, and instantly dived again.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use reconnoiter.)
  • He turns away from the Raft, skims across the ocean to Port Sherman to do a bit of reconnoitering there.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Kassad had gone ahead to reconnoiter the village.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I am going out to reconnoitre—to see what life there is like.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use reconnoiter.)
  • Venn resolved to reconnoitre somewhat carefully the lonely road which led along the vale from Wildeve's dwelling to Clym's house at Alderworth.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use reconnoiter.)
  • They were supposed to stay there only until the neighborhood had been reconnoitered and suitable winter quarters found.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The matter was to ascertain, by reconnoitering, how the enemy guarded this bastion.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Absorbed in his plans, Dick did not notice a patrol car pan him, slow down, reconnoiter.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • We're reconnoitering right now!
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • I wouldn't mind taking out a line of skirmishers to reconnoiter the position.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • After which he proceeded to the margin of the thicket to reconnoitre.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use reconnoiter.)
  • I won't be mad and I'll just tell Damien and the Twins that you're reconnoitering.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked

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