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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENCLOSED

Enclosed is a letter which I wish may be forwarded as soon as possible.

When she arrived at San Francisco she found that the enclosed sheet was missing.

After long hesitation, she enclosed a check to cover expenses.

But I had just finished the enclosed transcription of one I had been writing.

And, above all, enclosed within that frame was a lion heart.

It was enclosed in a pasteboard box, and, when packed, looked just like the parcel of pills.

It contained also the envelope in which Mr. Galloway had enclosed the twenty-pound note.

Very dark were the enclosed cloisters, as they entered by the west gate.

She enclosed a formal refusal of the invitation to the Haberdashers' Assistants' Ball.

I have enclosed you a piece of rhyming ware for your perusal.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from en- (1) + close, and partially from Old French enclos, past participle of enclore.

Specific sense of "to fence in waste or common ground" for the purpose of cultivation or to give it to private owners, is from c.1500. Meaning "place a document with a letter for transmission" is from 1707. Related: Enclosed; enclosing.

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