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ascertain
 v.  find out for certain; discover with certainty; make sure of
Classic Sentence: (71 in 5 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
2  Dantes wished to ascertain whether his neighbor had really ceased to work.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
3  Neither had he neglected to ascertain the name of the piece to be played that night at the Teatro Argentino, and also what performers appeared in it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
4  Well, sir, by the help of two signs, with which I will acquaint you presently, you may ascertain with perfect certainty that my grandfather is still in the full possession of all his mental faculties.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 59. The Will.
5  This was all the visitor wished to ascertain, or, rather, all the Englishman appeared to know.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 69. The Inquiry.
6  I remember well that the oars made no noise whatever in striking the water, and when I leaned over to ascertain the cause I saw that they were muffled with the sashes of our Palikares.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
7  Monte Cristo was eager to ascertain the strength and number of his enemies.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
8  Danglars looked at him askance, as though to ascertain whether he spoke seriously.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 104. Danglars Signature.
9  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
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
10  Yes; there is a point which I wish to ascertain.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
11  It was not difficult to ascertain the condition and character of one of these personages.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
12  The attendant stooped over the bed, to ascertain; and nodded in the affirmative.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
13  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
14  She would do it, urged Mr. Bumble; first looking round to ascertain that his partner had left the room.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
15  The boy crept along under the bank to ascertain from the nature of the proceedings if it would be prudent to interrupt so splendid a creature as Miss Eustacia on his poor trivial account.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 8 Those Who Are Found Where There Is Said to Be Nobody
Example Sentence:
1  Through doing this, the teacher will be able to ascertain the extent to which the child understands what he is reading.
2  A postmortem was ordered to try to ascertain the cause of death.
3  The lawyer should ascertain the reasons why the client chose your firm and send an acknowledgement to recommending sources, if appropriate.
4  As far as we have been able to ascertain, our client is not involved in anything illegal.
5  A Swiss company offers to help environmental investors by sending teams round factories to ascertain their greenness.
6  You should ascertain the level of insurance cover from the car rental company.
7  Please ascertain her present address.
8  I ascertained that Rosamond really preferred him, and that her father was not likely to oppose the match.
9  Once they had ascertained that he was not a spy, they agreed to release him.