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adjective as in undergone

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Any psychotherapist who has analyzed thousands of dreams by various patients would be bound by simple chance to note coincidences at some point between elements in dreams and common events in real life, such as encounters with insects.

McDonald said he hopes that might help with an alarming widening of social groups and casual encounters, particularly among youths.

I had an encounter with an elderly lady who went to one of our distributions.

He postulates that psychedelic encounters with the seemingly divine feel so significant—so real—because the drugs also enhance the meaning people impose on experiences.

Then there are the harrowing encounters with extreme weather, natural disasters, venomous animals, or, worse, the death of an expedition member, which can be difficult to manage emotionally, especially with a long way still to go on a grueling trip.

Lalo insisted during a recent interview that they encountered Chito “and his people by accident.”

We have no information yet on what other flights were in the air then, and what they encountered.

His later books drew heavily from experiences and people he encountered at the bar, including the cruel captain in The Sea-Wolf.

It was neither the best nor worst pickup line I encountered that evening.

He encountered struggles that many foreign newcomers face upon beginning a new life in America.

Some weeks after, the creditor chanced to be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street, encountered his enterprising friend.

It is here that the Communist regime in Russia has encountered its most fatal difficulty.

Nigel found him an excellent fellow, the most sympathetic and energetic man of Eastern blood whom he had ever encountered.

But the desperate resistance they encountered compelled them to abandon the island with the loss of 25,000 men.

Megaloblasts in very small numbers have been encountered in extremely severe cases.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to encountered, such as: borne, endured, experienced, felt, known, and shared.

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