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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASCERTAINED

If any exist they ought to be ascertained and guarded against.

This remained to be ascertained in exploring that river upwards.

I think I have a clue by which his address may be ascertained.

Of my father, I knew nothing; I have since ascertained he must then have been dead.

The precise occasion of this offence cannot, and need not, be ascertained.

From all who are about me, you are certain (I have ascertained it) of a generous welcome.

The truth, as in most questions of history, remains for ever in the balance, and cannot be ascertained.

Alone and unassisted he first ascertained by personal inquiry the extent of the evil.

I had ascertained the exact point at which the little churchyard lay.

Here he got a bed, and here he ascertained that the Electra had not yet arrived.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to inform, to give assurance," from Anglo-French acerteiner, Old French acertener "to assure, certify" (13c.), from a "to" (see ad-) + certain "certain" (see certain). Modern meaning of "find out for sure by experiment or investigation" is first attested 1794. Related: Ascertained; ascertaining.

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