Part of that fever may be from the germs Karr has encountered on airplanes during three weeks on book tour.
When the imam returned Thursday, he encountered a man who was visibly afraid, and Musri didn't seek to allay his fears.
She was 22 when I encountered her in 2007 at Virginia Tech in the aftermath of the mass shooting there.
c.1300, "meeting of adversaries, confrontation," from Old French encontre "meeting; fight; opportunity," noun use of preposition/adverb encontre "against, counter to" from Late Latin incontra "in front of," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + contra "against" (see contra). Modern use of the word in psychology is from 1967, from the work of U.S. psychologist Carl Rogers (1902-1987). Encounter group attested from 1967.
c.1300, "to meet as an adversary," from Old French encontrer "confront," from encontre (see encounter (n.). Weakened sense of "casually meet" first recorded in English early 16c. Related: Encountered; encountering.