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noun as in chance meeting

verb as in fight, attack

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Example Sentences

“Every critic encounters one book like that,” was his reply.

How has your experience been shaped by digital encounters and the social web?

Spiritual gurus who use their power to facilitate sexual encounters with their students are something of a cliché.

During these encounters, bigger, more dominant grizzlies sometimes kill younger bears (and unwary humans).

According to Campbell, every hero encounters a wise mystic who helps him embrace his destiny.

The man who has seen gains self-confidence and the prestige of his subject when he encounters others who have only heard and read.

One of the very few serious encounters that took place here happened to be also the last.

In the pitchy darkness, the messenger encounters him, and running full tilt against him, knocks the bunch of keys into the mud.

But it is clear that there might also be three distinct encounters on as many separate days, as in the folk-tale.

The most furious winds the mariner knows are those which he encounters as he approaches the still centre.


On this page you'll find 111 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to encounters, such as: interview, confrontation, rendezvous, concurrence, appointment, and brush.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.