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  • verb Present participle of ascertain.


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  • The difficulty rests in ascertaining how to address decades of misinformation regarding international economics.

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  • This change will apply exclusively to individuals that simply refuse to provide any identification or assist transportation security officers in ascertaining their identity.

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  • The latter gentleman is to employ this interval in ascertaining the position of some important places in New-Brunswick, for which province he has ere this taken his departure by the route of Boston.

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  • Historians studying early migration patterns to other parts of North America have also encountered difficulties in ascertaining the actual numbers of people who arrived in the New World.

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  • (Applause) And I was very much interested, and this is something I want to present to you at this time, I was interested in ascertaining just how far the Prime Minister of Canada has travelled in his more recent declarations, and to measure the distance he had travelled I obtained a copy of the address he delivered before the Imperial Conference in the City of Ottawa not very long ago.

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  • Every man and woman, who is entitled to Canadian citizenship, whether by birth or naturalization, is interested in ascertaining what hereafter will be his rights, privileges, obligations and duties, when he passes beyond the frontiers of Canada.

    Pending Developments in the Constitution of the British Empire

  • No certainty has yet been attained in ascertaining the locale of many of these stations.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Recognizing his priest as one of their former acquaintances, or perhaps by his provincial dialect, they eagerly enlisted his services in ascertaining the result of their present expedition.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Having succeeded in ascertaining the whereabouts of General Lee, the two divisions returned to Bolivar

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  • On ascertaining from the Frenchmen who landed that their ship was a privateer, and that they were still at war with the English, I said nothing about the treasure, determined rather to let it remain concealed for ever than allow them to possess it, for I knew that though I might claim it they would without scruple take it from me.

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