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synonyms for encirclement

  • barricade
  • closure
  • restriction
  • roadblock
  • siege
  • stoppage
  • bar
  • clog
  • embolus
  • hindrance
  • impediment
  • infarct
  • infarction
  • obstacle
  • obstruction
  • snag
  • stop
  • wall
  • blank wall
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antonyms for encirclement

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  • beginning
  • opening
  • start
  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • clearance
  • help
  • promotion
  • support
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How to use encirclement in a sentence

He reached the misty outskirts of the mass and began its encirclement, drawing a little nearer to its center with every circuit.
TAM O' THE SCOOTSEDGAR WALLACE
The Greek frontier was a feeble protection, and the French at Kavadar were threatened with encirclement on their left.
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GREAT WARA. F. POLLARD
A Turco-Korean alliance would have meant for China a sort of encirclement that might have grave consequences.
A HISTORY OF CHINA., [3D ED. REV. AND ENL.]WOLFRAM EBERHARD
He thought about how terribly vulnerable to attack Pallastown seemed, even with its encirclement of outriding guard stations.
THE PLANET STRAPPERSRAYMOND ZINKE GALLUN
The English "arrangement" consisted in the encirclement of Germany.
THE KAISER'S MEMOIRSWILLIAM II, GERMAN EMPEROR
It was now a salient threatened with encirclement on the north and south.
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GREAT WARA. F. POLLARD
By the shadow's echo of his movements, he could trace a vague outline of encirclement.
SHOCK TREATMENTSTANLEY MULLEN
All expected that the next attack would be upon the city, an attempt at encirclement from the north and from the south.
THE CHALLENGE OF THE DEADSTEPHEN GRAHAM
The union of these ambitions in a common course of action, duly planned, is what we call the "policy of encirclement."
THE KAISER'S MEMOIRSWILLIAM II, GERMAN EMPEROR
Little John Aylmer answered with an ecstatic chuckle of delight, and wriggled hurriedly into the encirclement of his friend's arm.
THE PURSUITFRANK (FRANK MACKENZIE) SAVILE
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WORDS RELATED TO ENCIRCLEMENT

  • bar
  • barricade
  • blank wall
  • clog
  • closure
  • embolus
  • encirclement
  • hindrance
  • impediment
  • infarct
  • infarction
  • obstacle
  • obstruction
  • restriction
  • roadblock
  • siege
  • snag
  • stop
  • stoppage
  • wall
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.