ASCERTAIN's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of ascertain
Definition:
v. find out for certain; discover with certainty; make sure of
Example:
Please ascertain her present address.
Sentence in Classic:
Every effort should be made to find the secretary, Stangerson, and to ascertain some particulars of the habits of the deceased.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I may add that his whole debts at the present moment, as far as we have been able to ascertain, amount to £88 10s.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
When a man is lost it is my duty to ascertain his fate, but having done so the matter ends so far as I am concerned, and so long as there is nothing criminal I am much more anxious to hush up private scandals than to give them publicity.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The Emperor now sent another officer of his court to see how the men were getting on, and to ascertain whether the cloth would soon be ready.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
He went up to him, took his hand (a thing he never used to do), and drew it downwards as if wishing to ascertain whether it was firmly fixed on.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Valuev was confidentially telling that Uvarov had been sent from Petersburg to ascertain what Moscow was thinking about Austerlitz.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She was expecting Prince Andrew any moment and twice that day sent a manservant to the Vozdvizhenka to ascertain whether he had come.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Berthier approached and suggested that they should ride along the line to ascertain the position of affairs.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Looking out to ascertain for what, I saw, to My amazement, Peggotty burst from a hedge and climb into the cart.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Too indifferent at first, even to look round and ascertain who supported me, I was lying looking at the ladder, when there came between me and it a face.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Looking cautiously round, to ascertain that they were not overheard, the two hags cowered nearer to the fire, and chuckled heartily.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context