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ascertain
used in Pride and Prejudice

3 uses
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Definition
find out, learn, or determine with certainty (usually by making an effort)
  • The ladies were somewhat more fortunate, for they had the advantage of ascertaining from an upper window that he wore a blue coat, and rode a black horse.
    Chapter 3 (14% in)
  • Yes; these four evenings have enabled them to ascertain that they both like Vingt-un better than Commerce; but with respect to any other leading characteristic, I do not imagine that much has been unfolded.
    Chapter 6 (29% in)
  • She wanted to ascertain the feelings of each of her visitors; she wanted to compose her own, and to make herself agreeable to all; and in the latter object, where she feared most to fail, she was most sure of success, for those to whom she endeavoured to give pleasure were prepossessed in her favour.
    Chapter 44 (30% in)

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