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He may be compared to Indra, who dwells in a heaven that also comprises 33 halls.

It is a realization of unity which comprises many lesser units.

The State of Mexico comprises a rich and interesting region.

It comprises a telescope and a graduated circle, showing degrees.

It is estimated that the kingdom of France comprises an extent not quite three hundred thousand square miles.

It comprises snow-capped and lofty mountains, and dark and gloomy valleys.

Russia now comprises nine crowns, eight of which are crowns of conquest.

Russia comprises one-sixth of the landscape and snowscape of the Globe.

Sedjestan, which is watered by this river, comprises only 500 square miles.

It comprises all the many qualities of romance that recommend all Heimburg's other stories.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to include," from Old French compris, past participle of comprendre "to contain, comprise" (12c.), from Latin comprehendere (see comprehend). Related: Comprised; comprising.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.