encirclement

[ en-sur-kuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF encirclement
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The fable of the war of defence was helped out with the fable of encirclement.

The English "arrangement" consisted in the encirclement of Germany.

It was now a salient threatened with encirclement on the north and south.

By the shadow's echo of his movements, he could trace a vague outline of encirclement.

The union of these ambitions in a common course of action, duly planned, is what we call the "policy of encirclement."

Little John Aylmer answered with an ecstatic chuckle of delight, and wriggled hurriedly into the encirclement of his friend's arm.

All expected that the next attack would be upon the city, an attempt at encirclement from the north and from the south.

He reached the misty outskirts of the mass and began its encirclement, drawing a little nearer to its center with every circuit.

The Greek frontier was a feeble protection, and the French at Kavadar were threatened with encirclement on their left.

A Turco-Korean alliance would have meant for China a sort of encirclement that might have grave consequences.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from en- (1) "make, put in" + circle. Related: Encircled; encircling; encirclement.

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