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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENCIRCLING

It had grown darker when he raised her in his encircling arm, and softly answered her.

Mercifully, we could not see within that encircling wall of fire.

Patricia flung off the encircling arms, and was on her feet in an instant.

The air was warm and still, held by the encircling trees and shrubbery.

It was soon out of sight, and then the encircling fire slackened.

A fat beastly Negro swept by encircling the frail figure of a while girl.

Then the encircling warriors, several hundred in number, took their seats.

He wriggled from the tangle of encircling arms to the stone walk.

He held himself stiffly and uncomfortably in the encircling arm.

Encircling the pile of money and chips with his arm, he swept them toward him.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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