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  • nounchance meeting
  • nounfight, argument
  • verbhappen upon
  • verbfight, attack

synonyms for encounters

  • confrontation
  • interview
  • rendezvous
  • appointment
  • brush
  • concurrence
  • violence
  • combat
  • clash
  • contest
  • run-in
  • battle
  • skirmish
  • bout
  • dispute
  • action
  • conflict
  • quarrel
  • contention
  • scrap
  • engagement
  • collision
  • hassle
  • brush
  • rumpus
  • fray
  • flap
  • set-to
  • velitation
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antonyms for encounters

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  • avoidance
  • evasion
  • retreat
  • surrender
  • yielding
  • yielding
  • retreat
  • harmony
  • agreement
  • peace
  • surrender
  • evasion
  • avoidance
  • calm
  • truce
  • accord
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How to use encounters in a sentence

The man who has seen gains self-confidence and the prestige of his subject when he encounters others who have only heard and read.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
One of the very few serious encounters that took place here happened to be also the last.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
In the pitchy darkness, the messenger encounters him, and running full tilt against him, knocks the bunch of keys into the mud.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
But it is clear that there might also be three distinct encounters on as many separate days, as in the folk-tale.
THE THREE DAYS' TOURNAMENTJESSIE L. WESTON
The most furious winds the mariner knows are those which he encounters as he approaches the still centre.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
The water is no sooner gathered into a sheet than, guided by the slightest irregularities which it encounters, it begins to flow.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
In early winter, he heard them tell stories of dangerous encounters with ugly stags.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
Nothing else could be expected from almost daily encounters in a country abandoned to the enemy.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
This gallant general had been engaged in several encounters with the enemy, in which he had uniformly punished them.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
His chaffing way reminded her of Dr. Wandless, who often struck a similar note in their encounters.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
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