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  • The police may force their way in at any time during the night, for the purpose of ascertaining that he is there. Cited from The Roman Question, by Edmond About
  • He now requested an audience for the purpose of ascertaining his position. Cited from Story-Lives of Great Musicians, by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
  • Such sticks were in early times used by the northern nations for the purpose of ascertaining future events. Cited from Bulfinch's Mythology, by Thomas Bulfinch
  • The following morning, I went to the jail for the purpose of ascertaining, if possible, who she was. Cited from Awful Disclosures, by Maria Monk
  • He accordingly had gone back for the purpose of ascertaining whether his suspicions were correct. Cited from Voyages and Travels of Count Funnibos and Baron Stilkin, by W. Kingston
  • Scouting-parties mounted the hills, for the purpose of ascertaining if such was the case. Cited from What I Saw in California, by Edwin Bryant
  • The object of our dread then went round to the front window, for the purpose of ascertaining whether any one was in the school. Cited from A Righte Merrie Christmasse, by John Ashton
  • The trial wasn't held for the purpose of ascertaining what sort of a young man I had been in the past. Cited from Branded, by Francis Lynde
  • For the purpose of ascertaining the more obvious relations between the various members of existing families this number is deemed sufficient. Cited from Catalogue Of Linguistic Manuscripts, by James Constantine Pilling
  • These gentlemen visited him during his last illness for the purpose of ascertaining whether he had, in any respect, changed his views upon religion. Cited from Lectures Of Col. Ingersoll, V2,R. G. Ingersoll
  • I have examined my data and conducted breeding experiments for the purpose of ascertaining whether this is true. Cited from The Dancing Mouse, by Robert M. Yerkes
  • Few readers will probably take the trouble of consulting these huge volumes, for the purpose of ascertaining the truth of this charge. Cited from The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 2 (of 18), ed. by Walter Scott
  • Daniel Pelton visited him for the express purpose of ascertaining whether he had, in any manner, changed his religious opinions. Cited from Lectures Of Col. Ingersoll, V2,R. G. Ingersoll
  • Eventually the boy was brought to London for the purpose of ascertaining whether something might be done by an oculist for the restoration of his sight. Cited from A Publisher and His Friends, by Samuel Smiles
  • I then informed them that I understood the report to come from the police office, which induced me to attend for the purpose of ascertaining the fact. Cited from Memoirs of Henry Hunt, V3, by Henry Hunt
  • The total of each list was divided by the quota for the purpose of ascertaining the number of seats to which it was entitled. Cited from Proportional Representation, by John H. Humphreys
  • Reginald dismounted from his horse, for the purpose of ascertaining whether any of those who lay scattered about on the field still breathed. Cited from The Young Rajah, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Sunday morning he looked up the ordnance officer of New York for the purpose of ascertaining where the pattern mortar-bed was kept. Cited from Abraham Lincoln, by George Haven Putnam
  • The friends of the family now hastened to go to Mrs. Palm for the purpose of ascertaining from herself whether the information were true. Cited from Louisa of Prussia and Her Times, by L. Muhlbach #7
  • She had had an interview with the trader for the purpose of ascertaining if Benjamin could be purchased. Cited from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs (AKA Linda Brent)
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