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ascertain
used in A Tale of Two Cities

5 uses
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Definition
find out, learn, or determine with certainty (usually by making an effort)
  • If the Day of Judgment had only been ascertained to be a dress day, everybody there would have been eternally correct.
    2.7 — Monseigneur in Town (43% in)
  • Is it the immediate object of this confidence, that you may at once ascertain that, with my knowledge?
    2.10 — Two Promises (67% in)
  • That, hereupon he had ascertained, through the registers on the table, that his son-in-law was among the living prisoners, and had pleaded hard to the Tribunal—of whom some members were asleep and some awake, some dirty with murder and some clean, some sober and some not—for his life and liberty.
    3.4 — Calm in Storm (12% in)
  • As to the nature of the case, our confidence in your skill assures us that you will ascertain it for yourself better than we can describe it.
    3.10 — The Substance of the Shadow (11% in)
  • Having ascertained its situation, Carton came out of those closer streets again, and dined at a place of refreshment and fell sound asleep after dinner.
    3.12 — Darkness (6% in)

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