ENCIRCLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ENCIRCLE
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encircle
 v.  form a circle about; inclose within a circle or ring; surround
Classic Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
1  They came at last to the land where thou wilt descry a city now great, New Carthage, and her rising citadel, and bought ground, called thence Byrsa, as much as a bull's hide would encircle.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
2  We rush in and encircle them with serried arms, and cut them down dispersedly in their ignorance of the ground and seizure of panic.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
3  Meanwhile charge is given to Messapus to blockade the gates with pickets of sentries, and encircle the works with watchfires.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK NINTH
4  On this side and that the horsemen bar the familiar crossways, and encircle every outlet with sentinels.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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5  An instant afterwards the door opened, she felt two arms encircle her, and a mouth pressed her forehead.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
6  Without even asking her if she cared to dance, he put out his arm to encircle her slender waist.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 22
7  Three times did he repeat this song, and as often did he encircle the post in his dance.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
8  For mile after mile the trenches encircled the town, red gashes surmounted by red mounds, waiting for the men who would fill them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
9  A veranda encircled the entire house, and four flights of steps on the four sides of the building led up to it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
10  The prairie encircled the lake, lay round her, raw, dusty, thick.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
11  She was encircled by greasy eyes.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
12  It was not long, however, before the restless savages were heard beating the brush, and gradually approaching the inner edge of that dense border of young chestnuts which encircled the little area.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
13  Arms, legs, and feet were encircled in twenty folds of the thong, in less time than we have taken to record the circumstance.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
14  The lodges were deserted; but a broad belt of earnest faces encircled a spot in their vicinity, whither everything possessing life had repaired, and where all were now collected, in deep and awful silence.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
15  He bared his gray locks, and looked around the timid and quiet throng by which he was encircled, with a firm and collected countenance.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
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Example Sentence:
1  Any of the imaginary lines representing degrees of latitude that encircle the earth parallel to the plane of the equator.
2  A band of gray hair encircled his bald dome.
3  The house is encircled by a high fence.
4  This has been seen in captive situations where tens of thousands of dolphins have been encircled by nets.