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 DickensContext 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 DoyleContext Highlight In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
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 KafkaContext Highlight In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
4 But she already partook of the pervading spirit of neglect which encompassed her.
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.
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.
7 I was encompassed by a cloud which no beneficial influence could penetrate.
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.
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.
10 He beckoned, and straightway the new-comers were encompassed by four-and-twenty soldiers.
11 They were encompassed by fifty naked Oreillons, armed with bows and arrows, with clubs and flint hatchets.
12 And this was encompassed with much bitterness.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext 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.
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.
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 HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country