Rencounter

Part of speech: noun

A sudden hostile collision; unexpected encounter. rencontre.

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Usage examples "rencounter":

  1. In France the mother resolves that her daughter shall be guarded from the risks of that unequal rencounter between foolish innocence and the predatory. - "The Tragic Comedians, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  2. Dr. Whistler, smiling, told Whitelocke of this rencounter, who presently sent his thanks and discharge to the Jewish doctor. - "A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II.", Bulstrode Whitelocke.
  3. It is difficult to say whether the man or the beast expressed most surprise at the rencounter. - "Ungava", R.M. Ballantyne.