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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SURROUND

"Surround her with a bodyguard, if you like," said the General.

And as you can see, we surround ourselves with all means of enlightenment.

I shall place it in my room and surround it with fresh flowers.

It was Mrs. Vansittart's pleasant habit to surround herself with every comfort.

They must surround me, you observe, and therefore they are here.

Too many now that you can't save; in a little while the hate will surround you also.

When this appears among so many that surround it, the spirit prefers it to all others.

We must surround employment with assurance of just division of production.

We cannot stand still with the economic and social forces that surround us.

They saw some lions, and tried to surround them in a circle.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to flood, overflow," from Middle French soronder "to overflow, abound, surpass, dominate," from Late Latin superundare "overflow," from Latin super "over" (see super-) + undare "to flow in waves," from unda "wave" (see water (n.); and cf. abound). Sense of "to shut in on all sides" first recorded 1610s, influenced by figurative meaning in French of "dominate," and by sound association with round. Related: Surrounded; surrounding.

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