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adjective as in encompassing

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The Babadook is the shape of grief: all-enveloping, shape-shifting, black, here intensely, terrifying, then gone.

Rich, poor, or middle class, the chaos of 21st-century “love lives” is swiftly enveloping us all.

In the midst of news about scandals enveloping the department, they reflect on the meaning of public service.

“We resemble a successful lichen, a ravaging bloom of algae, a mold enveloping a fruit,” reads the text.

His ecstacy was a drug, enveloping his senses; again it was a fire that threatened the very altar of his soul.

The Maker of Sounds was garbed in an all-enveloping white burnous and a white skull cap.

These clothes passed partly through the gap, the sail-cloth outside enveloping them.

The red flames rise and lick up the sides, while the enveloping smoke wreathes around the corpse.

Then, suddenly, the thick, all-enveloping mists that held them were gone.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to enveloping, such as: encircling, surrounding, ambient, and circumferential.

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