enveloping

[ verb en-vel-uhp; noun en-vel-uhp, en-vuh-luhp, ahn- ]SEE DEFINITION OF enveloping
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He crossed over, emerging out of the shadows into her enveloping radiance.

He thought kindly of the enveloping mob that had kept him hidden from Allis, as he thought.

The darkness was like a cloud down there, enveloping the outer brigands.

Immediately afterwards, however, the obscurity was enveloping.

Then the breeze dropped, and the fog fell thick and enveloping.

But always there was this enveloping cloak of ignorance baffling him at every turn.

A great weight, soft and enveloping, seemed to drop upon me.

Masaccio, also, was the first to place his figures in air, enveloping them in atmosphere.

Her enveloping white apron was splashed and soaked with blood.

Vittoria raised her arms as if she felt the thing to be enveloping her.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., envolupen, "be involved in," from Old French envoleper (10c., Modern French envelopper) "envelop, cover; fold up," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + voloper "wrap up," of uncertain origin, perhaps Celtic (see Gamillscheg, Diez). Literal sense is from 1580s. Related: Enveloped; enveloping.

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