encircle

Part of speech: verb

To surround; environ.

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Usage examples "encircle":

  1. Faith in the joys of another world, heightened by his woe in this, give him hours when he serenely looks down on the torments that encircle him- the moon on a troubled sky. - "Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry", Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston.
  2. Later it was decreed that the 'Bound Hedge, ' as it was called, should be extended so as to encircle the whole city. - "The Story of Madras", Glyn Barlow.
  3. She presents her neck and her two hands to the fetters which they bring for her, but it is impossible to find any small enough to encircle her delicate limbs. - "Walks in Rome", Augustus J.C. Hare.