Encounter in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Encounter

(transitive) To meet (someone) or find (something) unexpectedly. | (transitive) To confront (someone or something) face to face. | (transitive, intransitive) To engage in conflict, as with an enemy.

Short Example Sentences for Encounter

  • 1. But the encounter nerved her to her resolve. 🔊
  • 2. The encounter was a startling one. 🔊
  • 3. To leave this keen encounter of our wits. 🔊
  • 4. No, the encounter must be when they two were alone. 🔊
  • 5. I'm now come forth t' encounter Parmeno. 🔊
  • 6. In a moment something of the awkwardness of the encounter occurred to him. 🔊
  • 7. Not man, woman or child did they encounter as the miles crept by. 🔊
  • 8. It begins with his boyhood in Iowa and his first encounter with an Indian. 🔊
  • 9. He had just returned, and Grace was telling him of her encounter with Big Tom. 🔊
  • 10. What has brought thee here, O Hound, To encounter a strong foe? 🔊

How to use Encounter in Sentences?

  • 1. He had had such an encounter with the dwarf himself and he understood the situation. 🔊
  • 2. An encounter in which she could not find her poise was as new as it was bewildering to her. 🔊
  • 3. Naturally therefore people keep indoors so as not to encounter the spectral host. 🔊
  • 4. Occasionally the postmen have to encounter the difficulties arising from a frost-bound letter box. 🔊
  • 5. She chose to do this in order that their first encounter might take place out-of-doors. 🔊
  • 6. It might seem at first that the bridging system avoided one difficulty only to encounter another. 🔊
  • 7. She felt, perhaps justly, that she had come out of this encounter with the honors of war. 🔊
  • 8. I knew not when I might encounter her in the vestibule, in the lift, or in the public rooms. 🔊
  • 9. For the encounter with the girl: lest she, Flippant and young, may weary you too much. 🔊
  • 10. The particular things we said and did in that bawling encounter matter nothing at all in this story. 🔊
  • 11. A village not far off had been burned to the ground; there were shreds and wrecks of the encounter lying all about. 🔊
  • 12. Rarely has a book had a more propitious introduction to the public; but it was destined to encounter the proverbial fickleness of that public. 🔊
  • 13. He had not yet emerged from the eternity of the past, to grapple with the present, or encounter the retributions of the eternity which is to come. 🔊
  • 14. A load was off my heart when the dog came bounding to my side, none the worse for his brief encounter with an unarmed cowboy. 🔊
  • 15. For the moment this encounter with the enemy took away Joan's heart for dancing. 🔊
  • 16. My eyes do not yet suffer me to encounter the town atmosphere, or I would myself apply in person to the police. 🔊
  • 17. We had now three days of severe fatigue to encounter before we arrived at the castle of Akaba, and we recommenced our painful journey. 🔊
  • 18. She would be going out to do a little shopping, ostensibly, and she would hope to encounter him on the street, either coming or going. 🔊
  • 19. But it is the rarest thing to encounter a genuine Irish "bull" which is not picturesque and at the same time highly suggestive. 🔊
  • 20. For many years after the encounter it was commonly believed that Brant was the leader of the Indians who took part in it. 🔊
  • 21. It will be, moreover, memorable as being the first encounter in which British troops ever used breech-loading rifles. 🔊
  • 22. This is about the earliest record of an encounter with this formidable creature; sailors now find that they can be attacked with most advantage in the water. 🔊
  • 23. The feeling in the house against Sheen, caused by the story of his encounter with Attell, had not diminished. 🔊
  • 24. Sitting moodily in his office, with his feet on the desk, a few nights after his encounter with Sinclair, he recalled her nod as she said good-by. 🔊
  • 25. Joan glanced nervously at her father, wondering how he would take this initial encounter with Mrs. Calloway. 🔊