On first encounter, the Romanians' anthology felt like a wonderful one-liner.
Amis once wrote of his first encounter with Saul Bellow on an assignment as a journalist.
As frustrating as the encounter was, neither am I immune from that kind of nostalgia.
Betsy Andreu has talked about this encounter many times, including testifying under oath.
For the true believer, they could be shrine, classroom, community center and encounter session all rolled into one.
Then the great athletic brother came and separated them, remonstrating on the folly of the encounter at such a time.
If you go towards the harbour, you'll most likely encounter your brother.
The watering party having no wish to encounter so many armed men, hastened back to the ship.
Chicago Red grinned with cheerful acceptance of the issue in such an encounter.
She turned her head to one side that she might not encounter the full gaze of his eyes.
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.