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How far such welcome and adoption were voluntary we have no means of ascertaining.
I regret that my want of osteological science prevented me from ascertaining to what animal these bones had belonged.
Happily, we shall never have an opportunity of ascertaining whether I am right.
JOSEPHINEJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
We even forgot the luncheon baskets; and no one thought of ascertaining what the blast had accomplished.
A BUSY YEAR AT THE OLD SQUIRE'SCHARLES ASBURY STEPHENS
After ascertaining that the fox had not yet passed, they took their stations.
There were no daily newspapers, no ready means of ascertaining a date.
Many forms of apparatus have been tried for ascertaining the temperature of glass furnaces.
Indeed, I may take this opportunity of remarking that no astronomer has yet succeeded in ascertaining the distance of any nebula.
We have not to look far for ascertaining whether these assertions have borne fruit.
ANTONIO STRADIVARIHORACE WILLIAM PETHERICK
How much of the night had passed, or where he at present was, he had no means of ascertaining.