• WordNet 3.6
    • n encompassment including entirely
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Encompassment The act of surrounding, or the state of being surrounded; circumvention. "By this encompassment and drift of question."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n encompassment The act of encompassing, or the state of being encompassed.
    • n encompassment Circumlocution in speaking; periphrasis.
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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:

I was encompassed by a sea of light, through which played the pure, harmonious colors that are born of light.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
One evening he sat in his parlour brooding over the many misfortunes which encompassed him.
"Tales of Bengal" by S. B. Banerjea
Seventy years ago the net encompassed the land.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
So the boat moved slowly through that encompassing smoke at less than half speed.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
By midnight I was encompassed in one great furnace and fiery gulf, all the sea and sky inflamed, and earth a-flare.
"The Purple Cloud" by M.P. Shiel
This circle or encompassing splendor appeared like the early dawn in spring.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
The few minutes with him seemed to encompass everything in life that was worth remembering.
"The Slim Princess" by George Ade
But then there was a man whose life encompassed Mozart's, as a long brace encompasses a stave of music.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2" by Rupert Hughes
The whole affair was encompassed with mystery, and Gilbert Fenton's heart sank as he contemplated the task that lay before him.
"Fenton's Quest" by M. E. Braddon
This was a small plain encompassed with woods, to get through a long lane to the village where we were to lodge.
"The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1801)" by Daniel Defoe

In poetry:

O Mother of Good Counsel, lend
Intelligence to me!
Encompass me with wisdom,
Thou Tower of Ivory!
"The Robe Of Christ" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
Since I have left Hy-Brasail,
Age has encompassed me,
She plucks me by the shoulder
And will not let me be.
"I Have Been To Hy-Brasail" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
How many periods are past,
And we in exile lingering,
By enemies encompassed fast,
Who jeer that now we have no King!
"Establish Peace" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
No more waves of housecoats: questions,
Even footsteps disappear;
Glassy mica fills the latticed
Work-encompassed vault of air.
"Humble home. But rum, and charcoal..." by Boris Pasternak
Along the way
He walked that day,
Watching shapes that reveries limn,
And seldom he
Had eyes to see
The moment that encompassed him.
"Self- Unconscious" by Thomas Hardy
They have encompassed him with steel,
They spit upon his gentle face,
He smiles and bleeds, nor will reveal
The Church's hidden treasure-place.
"St. Laurence" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer

In news:

The area included in the count encompasses a circle of approximately 7.5 miles in radius centere...
The menu encompasses a variety of cuisines.
The top official in the county that encompasses Chicago says she is dropping a proposal that would impose a nickel tax on every bullet sold.
The concept of national security is moving beyond bullets, bombs, soldiers and warcraft to encompass the country's internal resilience, health and environmental sustainability.
Geared toward aiding needy children, adults and seniors, the Chapel 's community Christmas Fund encompasses much more than Christmas.
Encompassing the past, present, and future of the venerable 911.
Forty years later, "venue" encompasses retail centers, themed entertainment projects, houses of worship — pretty much anything with a touch of the theatrical.
Of exhibit space, 29 new meeting rooms, and the new 25,700-sq.-ft. (The GWCC campus encompasses 3.9 million sq.
An effective disaster recovery and business continuity strategy encompasses people, technology and processes.
The SoC offers an advanced 802.11ac feature set encompassing Multi-User MIMO and LDPC.
Clinical decision support encompasses a variety of electronic tools at the point of care to facilitate decision -making on the part of clinicians.
The review is thought to encompass more than 20 of Omega 's key markets and agency networks have been invited to pitch for the consolidated brief.
Actually, at Ong King Art Center, they call it an " open stage" to encompass the visual and performance nature of what goes down on Sunday nights, whether it's music or poetry or dance or acting or, heck, just banging and screaming.
He says details must still be worked out, but expresses confidence the new free trade zone encompassing the United States and eight nations would get done.
What city do you think encompasses the Pub atmosphere the best.

In science:

Note that these intervals encompass the entire observed parameter range.
Halo Mass Profiles and Low Surface Brightness Galaxies Rotation Curves
The mathematical schema theory developed in this paper encompasses all types of schemas used in mathematical logic, metamathematics, and set theory. However, it is necessary to stress that here interaction schemas are our main concern.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
This understanding encompasses both interaction and formal schemas.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
Although it may not emit much of the line flux, this sector may encompass a very signi ficant fraction of the ionized mass, which is therefore only a lower limit in the two-sector model.
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
The corresponding structure of the hot object consists of an optically thick, slowly-expanding disk-like material encompassing the accretor at the orbital plane and a fast optically thin wind over the remainder of the star.
Structure of the hot object in the symbiotic prototype Z And during its 2000-03 active phase