ENCOMPASS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ENCOMPASS
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 v.  surround; form a circle or ring around; enclose; envelop
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  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.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 46. INTELLIGENCE
2  You may advise me how to walk amid the dangers which encompass me.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
3  It's sometimes quite astonishing that a single, average life is enough to encompass so much that it's at all possible ever to have any success in one's work here.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
4  But she already partook of the pervading spirit of neglect which encompassed her.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
5  I encompassed it almost round, before I could find a convenient place to land in; which was a small creek, about three times the wideness of my canoe.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER I.
6  Yet soon after, it advanced nearer, and I could see the sides of it encompassed with several gradations of galleries, and stairs, at certain intervals, to descend from one to the other.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER I.
7  I was encompassed by a cloud which no beneficial influence could penetrate.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
8  I knew that I ought to hasten my descent towards the valley, as I should soon be encompassed in darkness; but my heart was heavy, and my steps slow.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
9  I write to you, encompassed by peril and ignorant whether I am ever doomed to see again dear England and the dearer friends that inhabit it.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
10  He beckoned, and straightway the new-comers were encompassed by four-and-twenty soldiers.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XIV
11  They were encompassed by fifty naked Oreillons, armed with bows and arrows, with clubs and flint hatchets.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XVI
12  And this was encompassed with much bitterness.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IX—NEW TROUBLES
13  The warm damp balminess of spring encompassed her sweetly with the moist smells of new-plowed earth and all the fresh green things pushing up to the air.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
14  A superstitious creeping horror seemed to fill the house; and though no one dared to breathe it to Legree, he found himself encompassed by it, as by an atmosphere.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX
15  Her face, encompassed by the blackness of the receding heath, showed whitely, and with-out half-lights, like a cameo.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
Example Sentence:
1  All too often the outside researcher pursues lines of enquiry which the prevailing culture manages to encompass and nullify.
2  The role of the teacher could be expanded to encompass the role of researcher.
3  Although enemy forces encompass us, we are cheerful for we are well stocked and can withstand a siege until our allies join us.
4  The map shows the rest of the western region, encompassing nine states.