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Certain faculties develop in response to the pressure of environment.

They are as animals grown in an environment that demands no struggle of them.

He will not so long correspond with an environment even so unexacting as this.

They are victims of their elders' folly, of our carelessness as to their environment.

A kind of net for effecting an involuntary change of environment.

That part of one's environment upon which no government has been able to collect taxes.

Yet even in this environment of evil we see the nobility of the man, and his real self.

It implies a pre-existing something, inwrapped as a germ in its environment.

Environment served to model the clay, to give it a particular form.

The environment is constantly checking and modifying the inheritance.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "state of being environed" (see environ + -ment); sense of "nature, conditions in which a person or thing lives" first recorded 1827 (used by Carlyle to render German Umgebung); specialized ecology sense first recorded 1956.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ENVIRONMENT

biome

nounlarge plant and animal community
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