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a ser taynd

  • v  establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
  • v  be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
  • v  find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  • v  learn or discover with certainty
  • s  discovered or determined by scientific observation
    variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors

  • Exact numbers could not be ascertained, but reports numbered the dead at more than a dozen.
  • As far as could be ascertained, the pamphlets were seized before they were distributed.
  • But a veteran counterterrorism hand contends that "without a microscopic forensic examination, a routine inspector wouldn't have ascertained that the stamps weren't valid.
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  • 4 Reasons Even Employed People Need to Network
    You've probably ascertained that networking can be highly useful when securing a new job. In fact, a recent LinkedIn blog post by Lou Adler, author of "Hire With Your Head," explains that job seekers who received referrals from a trusted source are 50 to 100 times more likely to receive an interview and be hired compared to traditional résumé submissions.
    July 16, 2013 - U.S.News & World Report LP via Yahoo! News

  • Wasim Bari in AFP
    He could not come because of his mother's illness and since his fitness and match form was not ascertained the status will be conveyed to the team management,Wasim Bari, Pakistan's interim chief selector, told AFP.
  • NR Narayana Murthy in Times of India
    I wish he (Deve Gowda) had asked me personally before going to the press, or talked to you or ascertained it from members of the board, Murthy said. "I am disappointed that a former Prime Minister did not accord me this basic courtesy"
  • Carole Migden in San Mateo County Times
    That's what doctors have to determine,said Migden. "So I am not going to drive, and we are going to submit ourselves to neurological tests until it can be ascertained that it's 100 percent safe."

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