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Word: encompass

Definition: surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.


Sentences Containing 'encompass'

In the howling universe of passion and contention that seemed to encompass this grim old officer conspicuous in his gray coat and red decoration, there was but one quite steady figure, and that was a woman's.
You may advise me how to walk amid the dangers which encompass me."
But, from the greater part of the broad valley interposed, a mist was rising like a sea, which, mingling with the darkness, made it seem as if the gathering waters would encompass them.

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