Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of engulfing, or the state of being engulfed.
- n. The act of engulfing
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare A swallowing up as if in a gulf.
“She is indeed "the indispensable ally" and partner of the American Republic and of all free nations, and need never fear any kind of engulfment because her population is relatively small.”
“Over the weeks, Mr. Sobol explores the shrines and ruins and in his account describes the history of the place, the still-unexplained 15th-century collapse of the Khmer Empire and Angkor's eventual engulfment by the jungle.”
“For example, most people have two major fears that become activated in relationships: the fear of abandonment -- of losing the other -- and the fear of engulfment -- of losing oneself.”
“Raising healthy children means first healing the wounded self within you - the part of you that is run by your fears and insecurities, and your desire to protect against rejection and engulfment.”
“Now, I know Bowen would say we were each just short on “self” and therefore feared the engulfment of drawing too close.”
“The rivers were currented with dust which flooded across the land when the wind bade it reenact an old tale of engulfment.”
“I had thought" — intervenes to break her engulfment in terror and get the story going.”
“For this story is portrayed as doubly external to her — at once out of her reach and a distraction, a "something else to think of," that gets her out of her engulfment by phantasy.”
“Such drastic changes as the engulfment of the Plains Indians in the United States have been possible only with the extensive use of converters that were far more effective in delivering surplus energy than those that existed prior to the conquest.”
“Was it a fusion, was it engulfment, how did the mitochondrion get its second membrane, how did two genomes in one cell integrate and coordinate?”
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