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Here began indeed, in the drab surroundings of the workshop, in the silent mystery of the laboratory, the magic of the new age.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
And our surroundings at that particular moment were not the most favorable to coherent thought or plausible theory-building.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
When his eyes grew accustomed to his surroundings he made out the shape of a native boat moored beneath the wall.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
They would have made a good study for an artist, had an artist been at hand to sketch them and their surroundings.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
Meanwhile Darry had explained his idea to the others, and they were all eager to view the surroundings of the Gandy stock farm.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
No modern improvements broke in on our old-time surroundings—candles lighted us when the long twilight had faded away.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
It is said that atheists are bred in slums, and amidst brick walls and unlovely surroundings.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
It is safe to say there was no one present who bore quite the attitude which Mrs. Sommers did to her surroundings.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Pride came instantly to her rescue, and in a steady voice she made some comment on the quaintness of the surroundings.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
Such words, coming from a blanketed Indian, in such primitive surroundings, passed his comprehension.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO SURROUNDINGS

  • ambience
  • ambient
  • climate
  • conditions
  • element
  • habitat
  • influences
  • milieu
  • surroundings
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