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Definition the act of exploring or information produced by such exploration — especially for military purposes
  • 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.
  • He set me on my feet, and I made a secret reconnaissance of Jem.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • reconnaissance = observation
  • He it was who used the glass, in making the reconnoissances in which the two were engaged.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • 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
  • The object appeared to be a reconnoissance.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • Enjolras had been to make a reconnaissance.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Initial utilization tour in Force Reconnaissance.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • A few minutes' reconnaissance informed us that this was the Ocala National Forest.
    James Patterson  --  School's Out - Forever
  • But this reconnaissance leads nowhere.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Mark, in particular, displayed extraordinary—heretofore unperceived—skills in the craft of reconnaissance.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Then, what say you to a voyage of reconnaissance in the village whilst I wait here against his coming!
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • 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
  • Reconnaissance," Mullet Fingers said.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • Our chance for a subtle reconnaissance mission had just been blown.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • He told us that Captain Stewart had volunteered us to replace a reconnaissance team that had been wiped out.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • Thanks to his military training, Powell knows the value of reconnaissance.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Reconnaissance will be done with traditional bug sweepers, recalibrated for sub-three-ohm flux fields.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • This isn't a race, it's a reconnaissance mission.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn

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