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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of engulf.

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Examples

  • The result is a crisis of confidence that engulfs them and saps their motivation and energy to continue to fight against an adversary that seems too big and too strong.

    Dr. Jim Taylor: The Psychic Toll of the Great Recession

  • The Inquirer cited Edison High School, one of the city's 19 "persistently dangerous schools," where a cellphone camera documented the "explosive violence that all too often engulfs Philadelphia public schools, traumatizing students and teachers and stifling learning."

    John Thompson: Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

  • Galifianakis 'piercing eyes, from the mass of hair that engulfs his head in Ewok-like splendor, read life like a laser, and ache at his sadness, or surrender to its immensity.

    Brian Ross: HuffPo Movie Review: It's Kind of a Funny Story (Really Is)

  • That presents the irretrievable option of accelerating like a Cape Canaveral launch, becoming for all purposes, another competitor in Mexican road roulette, and — at the last moment before eternity engulfs you — swerving in front of that nice guy in the truck who with a flick of his wrist hinted, Okay, it's safe now.

    Free riding the roads of Mexico

  • I eat slowly, savouring every bite, relishing the accompanying discomfort like a veteran marathon runner embraces the agony that engulfs him by the 22nd mile.

    Tyler goes to 7-11 for nachos

  • We have a shit-pool Randy and its getting fuller and fuller ... we gotta strain it before we have a shit-slide that engulfs this entire community.

    Archive 2009-05-31

  • Rioting in London Getty Images Police officers patrol the streets as a large fire engulfs shops and residential properties in Croydon on early Tuesday.

    London Jarred by Riots and Looting

  • The death of a friend, an incapacitating illness, or a tragic loss are such times -- times of hopelessness and despair, pain and confusion, when all bearing disappears and the void engulfs everything without mercy.

    Gary Zukav: Solstice Joy

  • The corruption that engulfs Big Oil and the ineffective media coverage of the BP oil spill and its devastating effects.

    Michael Giltz: Cannes 2011: Lars Von Trier Apologizes and Other Political Scandals

  • She is falling in the fall, falling into herself, into a trajectory that engulfs her like a net cut away from any boat that drifts and twitches beneath the surface of the water.

    Falling

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