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reconnoiter
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

4 uses
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Definition
to explore — especially for military purposes
  • I am going out to reconnoitre—to see what life there is like.
    5 — The Woman Pays (54% in)
  • The dairy-house, so humble, so insignificant, so purely to him a place of constrained sojourn that he had never hitherto deemed it of sufficient importance to be reconnoitred as an object of any quality whatever in the landscape; what was it now?
    4 — The Consequence (1% in)
  • They soon reached the summit of the hill, and, evidently intending this point to be the limit of their promenade, slackened pace and turned all three aside to the gate whereat Tess had paused an hour before that time to reconnoitre the town before descending into it.
    5 — The Woman Pays (95% in)
  • "Isn't your family vault your own freehold?" said Tess's mother, as she returned from a reconnoitre of the church and graveyard.
    6 — The Convert (95% in)

There are no more uses of "reconnoiter" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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