Synonyms for encompasses

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Antonyms for encompasses

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A chain of hills, strong and high, encompasses it on all sides from sea to sea.

Windless it lies as it falls or rises out of Chaos that encompasses all.

The sea, or ocean, is that vast tract of water which encompasses the whole earth.

It is at their end as well as at their origin; it encompasses them, all round; it penetrates them, all through.

In the sense of Pythagoras, time is that sphere which encompasses the world.

This "encompasses us behind and before, and lays its hand upon us."

It encompasses the child but it has no cheer for the stranger.

I believe in an unknown Force that encompasses me and hunts me down to the grave, but nothing more.

Proceeding thence south, it encompasses the island of Dahlak, which is not far from the western shore.

That which I mean is a large piece of an old wall, which encompasses all these structures last described.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + compass. Related: Encompassed; encompasses; encompassing.

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