environ

[ en-vahy-ruh n, -vahy-ern ]SEE DEFINITION OF environ

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The iron-gray hair is white as the snow on the mountain-tops that environ him.

You will readily see the dangers which would then environ us.

By the way, did Butler borrow this 'iron' and 'environ' rhyme from Cleveland?

And there be many in that country, that have their nails so long, that they environ all the hand.

It is prevented from doing this by the popular trammels which environ it.

What, under the circumstances and responsibilities that environ us to-night?

In vain I stretch out my hand to the toils that environ thee.

They know full well the perils that environ the man who begs.

I am well aware of the perils which environ me in this part of my history.

It is only for a time that temptation will environ you, and your path will be toilsome.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. (implied in environing), "to surround," from Old French environer "to surround, enclose, encircle," from environ "round about," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + viron "circle, circuit," from virer "to turn" (see veer). Related: Environed.

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