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verb as in absorb, overwhelm

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The movie works because we are engulfed in the music and believe that we have been in the presence of its creation.

More than 45 years ago, America learned a lesson about police and minority relations after race riots engulfed American cities.

During a performance in Hartford, Connecticut, the tent became engulfed in flames.

A year later, of course, Europe was engulfed in a brutal war between the great powers.

Syria is engulfed in a bloody civil war that began as a popular uprising against a dictator.

For good or ill, the torrent of rebellion was suffered to break loose, and it soon engulfed a continent.

The three Taverneys were engulfed in a dark courtyard where the door closed upon them.

Scarcely had Frederick taken up his oars to row away from the ruins of the farmhouse, when the whole mass was engulfed.

Neither spoke to each other, nor to her, and both seemed to be part of the awful stillness that engulfed the world.

With his bark engulfed, no fate awaited him but to perish of hunger and cold, like the poor shipwrecked sailor on "The Man Rock."


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to engulfed, such as: plunge, inundate, consume, flood, overwhelm, and envelop.

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