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I am never so surrounded by boon companions as when I am all alone.

If the Pole is surrounded by water, it must be a visible point of land.

I surrounded myself with the smaller natures and the meaner minds.

In her eagerness, it was as if the halo of joy that surrounded her were quivering.

Mike drew him inside the little enclosure that surrounded the stand.

Turn what way she would, they surrounded, enveloped and pounded down upon her.

She had, too, unconsciously to herself, solved one of the mysteries that surrounded me.

He was surrounded by half a dozen young men, some in brilliant uniforms.

But here you are not surrounded by busy eyes and busy tongues.

In this retreat Edison is surrounded with everything that his heart desires.

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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