• WordNet 3.6
    • adj encompassing closely encircling "encompassing mountain ranges","the surrounding countryside"
    • adj encompassing broad in scope or content "across-the-board pay increases","an all-embracing definition","blanket sanctions against human-rights violators","an invention with broad applications","a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner","granted him wide powers"
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  • Catherine Booth
    Catherine Booth
    “We are made for larger ends than Earth can encompass. Oh, let us be true to our exalted destiny.”
  • Abraham J. Heschel
    Abraham J. Heschel
    “It is not enough for me to ask question; I want to know how to answer the one question that seems to encompass everything I face: What am I here for?”
  • Arthur Collins
    Arthur Collins
    “Training is all-encompassing and should be related to everything a unit does, or can have happen to it.”


In literature:

Sun and sky and breeze and forest encompassed me.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
Many thoughts and many fears encompassed him.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
Then he drew back to let his eye encompass the whole collection at a glance.
"Against The Grain" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
To encompass the labor of a single year required the travel of four thousand miles.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
The walls around me have ears; I am encompassed by spies and vigilant enemies.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol X" by Various
Through the mist of the unknown by which she felt herself encompassed, she distinguished clearly his devotion, his abnegation, his courage.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Keen, could encompass my matrimony against my better sense and the full enjoyment of my unimpaired mental faculties?
"The Tracer of Lost Persons" by Robert W. Chambers
This city is built upon rocks, and is entirely encompassed by rocks and water.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VI" by Robert Kerr
This city is not encompassed with walls, except on the west side where there are walls close to the sea.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
It is a fearful thraldom to be encompassed with the wild hallucinations begotten through a life of dissipation and debauchery.
"Fifteen Years in Hell" by Luther Benson
Orleans must be saved from the hosts of the English which encompass it.
"A Heroine of France" by Evelyn Everett-Green
They contain chambers, with-drawing-rooms, and bed-chambers, in great numbers, and are encompassed with gardens and flower-beds.
"The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII." by Various
The narrow glades of the forest suddenly encompassed them.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
On stepping from her rude conveyance, she gazed in wonder on the pond and the forest that encompassed it.
"The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825" by Gordon Sellar
When Attila first gave audience to the Roman ambassadors on the banks of the Danube, his tent was encompassed with a formidable guard.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 4" by Various
Be thou quick, O Agni, to encompass the object of thy desire, my sisters-in-law are awaiting me.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Upon the fall of that great bowman, that prince endued with great might, the Panchalas speedily encompassed Drona on every side.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
A second wall encompassed another quadrangle, called the court of the Israelites.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
He had gained in weight, his face had lost its worn look, his eyes were no longer encompassed by shadows.
"Mrs. Red Pepper" by Grace S. Richmond
At Lucerne, in Switzerland, is shewn a Model of the Alpine country which encompasses the Lake of the four Cantons.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth

In poetry:

Woven of linen were her veil and sandals.
But, twined 'mid boughs of foliage, on their hem
The theologic Virtues Three were painted;
Hearts set about with gold encompassed them.
"She Of The Garden" by Emile Verhaeren
Snugly roofed with warmth and glow,
And encompassed soft by sleep,
Little we land-dwellers know
Of the terrors of the deep.
Lord, in Thy sweet charity,
Pity Thou the souls at sea!
"Night Song" by Clinton Scollard
Sometimes, most earnestly, he said,
"O Ruth! I have been worse than dead;
False thoughts, thoughts bold and vain,
Encompassed me on every side
When I, in confidence and pride,
Had crossed the Atlantic main.
"Ruth" by William Wordsworth
But think of the storms that must break o'er his head,
Of the snares that encompass the path he must tread,
Of the joys that seduce, of the wrongs that assail,
Thy guidance is feeble, thy efforts might fail.
"The Consolation" by Caroline Fry
"Death! — dost thou — encompass me?
Is it — thee — that grips — my heart?
Come, — thou friend, I — welcome thee.
True, — with torture, — now, I part?
Lucius, — for thee, — I cry,
Gods! — at last — at last — I die."
"The Vestal Virgin" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
God save you, gentlefolks. There was a man
Who lay awake at midnight on his bed,
Watching the spiral flame that feeding ran
Among the logs upon his hearth, and shed
A comfortable glow, both warm and dim,
On crimson curtains that encompassed him.
"The Dreams That Came True" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

The Willoughby District, which encompasses the Alaska State Museum and the Foodland Center and nearby neighborhoods, is designated Mixed Use 2 with densities of 80 units per acre.
While that includes building construction (five separate LEED awards to date), it also encompasses IT systems, conference room technologies, control centers, and more.
Harbor, formally Harbor Behavioral Healthcare, changed its name in March to encompass the array of services it provides.
Helnwein, whose work encompasses painting, performance art, sculpture, and production design for theater, opera and ballet, is viewed through the narrow prism of his ideal suitability to Levin's opera "The Child Dreams ".
J Keller's Encompass, a US Department of Transportation compliance management tool, will now support the US oilfield logging exception through the use of Keller's Android-based EOBR (electronic on-board recorder) system.
Exhibition , which runs through March 3, will encompass 20 other playable videogames (including vintage models) as well as Q&As with vidgame pioneers and other special presentations.
To meet the needs of customers, Kenworth offers a wide range of protection plan options encompassing three engine coverage categories (Comprehensive, Modified, and Major Component) in addition to Extended Engine Aftertreatment options.
Marine renewable energy encompasses offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.
The new terminal encompasses 10 units spanning 20,000 square feet each and five cereal silos.
Items encompassed within the frame become more of a focal point.
South Korea, China and Japan will soon start talks for a free trade pact that will encompass three of the world's biggest economies, South Korea's trade minister said Monday.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea, China and Japan will soon start talks for a free trade pact that will encompass three of the world's biggest economies, South Korea's trade minister said Monday.
He will begin work that day as a judge for the 23rd Judicial Circuit, which encompasses Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties.
Protection plan options encompassing three engine coverage categories (comprehensive, modified, and major component) in addition to extended engine aftertreatment options are offered .
Pendleton High marks 95th birthday of program now encompassing field botany, cellular biology.

In science:

Since V is arbitrary, then ¯∂ f (z , ¯z) = 0 at each point z ∈ M encompassed by ∂M . 2.5.5.
Line antiderivations over local fields and their applications
We can take R > 0 sufficiently small such that each point of B is encompassed by ∂Ω.
Line antiderivations over local fields and their applications
In view of Theorem 2.4.2 we get the statement of this theorem, since B and y are arbitrary forming covering of each point z ∈ Ω encompassed by ∂Ω. 2.7.1.
Line antiderivations over local fields and their applications
Corollary. ζ ∈ Ω encompassed by ∂Ω such that ∂ k z f (ζ ) = 0 for each k , then there exists a polydisc B ⊂ ˜Ω (see §2.7.2) such that f = 0 on B .
Line antiderivations over local fields and their applications
Let f satisfy 2.7.2.(i) on Ω \ Sν l=1{zl} such that ∂Ω does not contain critical points zl of f and al l of them are encompassed by ∂Ω, ν ∈ N.
Line antiderivations over local fields and their applications
P n [f (ζ )w(z , ζ )] for each z ∈ Ω encompassed by ∂Ω, where Y is a Banach space over L such that K(α) ⊂ L. 3.2.
Line antiderivations over local fields and their applications
M f )(z) := q−1 m ζ ∈∂M P n [f (ζ ) ∧ ˜w(z , ζ )] for each z ∈ M encompassed by ∂M .
Line antiderivations over local fields and their applications
Without loss of generality take Ω(f ) encompassed by ∂Ω(g ) shrinking Ω(f ) a little if necessary such that W (f ) ⊃ σ(T ), W (f ) ⊂ W (g ).
Line antiderivations over local fields and their applications
Results provable via this methodology encompass those proved in by somewhat different methods.
Weak convergence of random p-mappings and the exploration process of inhomogeneous continuum random trees
We note that in most cases (but GRB 970228 and GRB 970508) the X-ray observations encompass the times at which the optical-NIR observations were performed, see Table 3 and 4, thus minimizing any systematic uncertainty in the scaling of the X-ray spectra.
Absorption in Gamma Ray Burst afterglows
I believe these two aspects—taking common sense to encompass continua, and setting aside technical physics—arise from two mutually related, and widespread, assumptions.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
This assumption, (Straightforward), leads to the first aspect of the RDA literature’s restriction, i.e. its taking common sense to encompass continua.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
A more realistic model suitable for encompassing (spherically symmetric) inhomogeneities would be the McVittie solution , which allows for both the FLRW and the Schwarzschild limits.
No Swiss-cheese universe on the brane
This broad range encompasses eight of the nine SCR stars, all eight of the recent nearby star candidates, and 19 of the 25 stars in the known high proper motion sample (the exceptions are generally white dwarfs).
The Solar Neighborhood X: New Nearby Stars in the Southern Sky and Accurate Photometric Distance Estimates for Red Dwarfs
The solutions for U(2) are related to those known from the NMR literature, but are developed here in a unified steering framework that also encompasses the solutions for the more complex U(2).
Generation of quantum logic operations from physical Hamiltonians